Religious Stories, Opinion & Controversy

  • Combatting the Ideology of ‘Choice’
    by Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register on February 26, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register When the U.S. Supreme Court “reaffirmed the essential holding” of Roe v. Wade in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 ruling framed access to legal abortion as a fundamental freedom that liberated women from unintended pregnancy, thus allowing them to pursue their life plans unimpeded.

  • Elder Uchtdorf to Missionaries: Embrace Technological Advances
    by Staff, LDS on February 26, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Staff, LDS In a new devotional now available for missionaries, Apostle Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his wife, Harriet, encourage missionaries to use technology to help more people know about Jesus Christ.

  • Vespers in the Morning?
    by Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement on February 26, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Gregory DiPippo, New Liturgical Movement In the Breviary of St Pius V, the following rubric is placed before Vespers of Ash Wednesday. “Today and the following two days, Vespers are said at the accustomed hour. But on Saturday, and thenceforth until Easter, they are said before eating (ante comestionem), both on feasts and on ferias, except on Sundays, on which they are said at the accustomed hour.” This is based on the rubrics to the same effect which appear in the Ordinal of Pope Innocent III (1198-1216), the ancestor text of the Tridentine missal and breviary; it appears in all…

  • ‘Spotlight’ Editor: How Abuse Scandal Changed the Church
    by C.W., NCReporter on February 26, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    C.W., NCReporter When Martin Baron, one of the most consequential newspaper editors in America, announced his upcoming retirement, he cited his work overseeing the Boston Globe’s coverage of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up as a highlight of his journalistic career.

  • Inside an LDS Congregation’s Search for Missing Girl
    by Tad Walch, Deseret News on February 26, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Tad Walch, Deseret News BYU-Idaho graduate Noemi Bolivar went missing on Feb. 11 when she went on a nature walk. Family members, friends and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Florida have been organizing search parties to find her.

  • The Wisdom of Proverbs
    by Mark Horne, Theopolis Institute on February 26, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Mark Horne, Theopolis Institute I am writing about the book of Proverbs in the Bible and “Eschatology.” I don’t refer only to the end of time, or “last things” that will happen in history before it ends as we know it. I am referring to all times of God’s judgment wherein He ends an order and replaces with a new one.

  • Rabbis: Equality Act Calls Bible a Bigoted Document
    by RNS, Religion News Service on February 26, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    RNS, Religion News Service The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 1500 traditional, Orthodox rabbis in matters of public policy, called today for the rejection of the Equality Act as “a direct attack on Jewish religious values and practices.” The Equality Act, H.R. 5, is slated for votes on Thursday in the House of Representatives.

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