Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A parish is the body of Christ -- not a Starbucks franchise

This Rosh Hashanah, a passionate call to action
Religion News Service: To many of the nation's rabbis, most of whom opposed President Trump in the general election and skew liberal on social issues, the Republican administration's actions have been deeply disturbing.

Evangelical college football players face arrest over hazing incident
The Washington Post: Several football players at Wheaton College are facing arrest over actions that took place during the alleged hazing of a freshman teammate in March 2016.

Meet the man who could be the first American pope
OZY: Could Pope Francis be grooming Peter Bryan Wells for the top job?

A parish is the body of Christ -- not a Starbucks franchise
National Catholic Reporter: The fewer the priests, the more likely it is that your parish -- no matter how active, vibrant, and ministerially fruitful -- will be merged or closed. To Christine Schenk, it's a wag-the-dog policy and an assault on the body of Christ.

In Latin America and Russia, the spiritual status of the slain is a minefield
The Economist: The status of saints is more than a spiritual issue.

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