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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The secret Christians of Brooklyn

Pope Francis streamlines annulment process, but will it affect U.S. Catholics?
Religion News Service: It's not clear how much effect the reforms ordered by Pope Francis will have in the U.S., where about half of all annulments are granted even though American Catholics are just six percent of the global church.

Conservative dissent is brewing inside the Vatican
Washington Post: As he upends church convention, Pope Francis also is grappling with a conservative backlash to the liberal momentum building inside the church.

The secret Christians of Brooklyn
The Atlantic: At St. Lydia's church, every service is a dinner party, and believing in Jesus is counter-cultural.

Kim Davis is no Rosa Parks
Washington Post: Whatever their intentions, Kim Davis and her supporters are doing great harm to the cause of religious liberty and to the reputation of their faith, Michael Gerson says.

Christian politicians won't say it, but the Bible is clear: let the refugees in, every last one
The (London) Guardian: The moral imagination of the scriptures was determined by a battered refugee people. If politicians don't like that, they shouldn't claim the Christian mantle, Giles Fraser says.

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