Monday, April 18, 2016

Approaching God, inch-by-inch

Pope Francis takes refugees to Rome after Lesbos visit
The (London) Guardian: Pontiff visits Greek island to highlight refugee crisis, telling crowds: "We hope the world will heed these scenes of tragic need."

Tennessee 'Bible bill': State legislatures reflect rising Christian anxiety
Christian Science Monitor: The Tennessee bill to make the Bible the state book is the latest example of rising tension between the religious freedom and equal protection for all Americans.

Bernie Sanders embraces Catholic social teaching at Vatican, echoing Francis' cry against indifference
National Catholic Reporter: U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders embraced decades of Catholic social teaching in a brief visit to the Vatican Friday.

How John Kasich accidentally rehashed a classic Jewish-Christian debate
Forward: Kasich campaign stop reminds us that the "Judeo-Christian tradition" is a tradition of Christians constructing a Judaism congenial to their purposes - and then condescending to explain Judaism to Jews.

Approaching God, inch-by-inch
U.S. Catholic: Flannery O'Connor has long been a favorite subject of both religious and secular critics, but has also become a fount for creative works.

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