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Thursday, August 16, 2018

The virtues of Catholic anger

The great unbundling: Will organized religion go the same way as cable TV?
Big Think: It might be wise for religious institutions to look at two unexpected phenomena that shook up the pay-TV and music industries: cord cutting and unbundling, respectively.

'It's really hard to be a Catholic': the pain of reading the sex abuse report
The New York Times: In Pittsburgh -- site of some of the most ghastly acts in the report -- and in dioceses around the country, Catholics grappled with the report's findings.
The (London) Guardian: It's time for #MeToo in the Catholic Church
America: What can I say to my kids when they ask why we keep faith in this church?

The virtues of Catholic anger
The New York Times: In the face of the Pennsylvania abuse scandal, Christians should use their rage to combat evil within the church, says the Rev. James Martin.
Religion News Service: Pennsylvania grand jury report is a new low for Catholic Church

Colorado baker sues state again, after refusing to make cake for transgender woman
NPR: The Colorado baker who won a Supreme Court case over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is suing state officials, alleging religious discrimination over his refusal to make a cake celebrating a gender transition.

Is a cross always religious?
The Deseret News: The Supreme Court could answer a brainteaser next term if it agrees to hear a case centered on a 93-year-old cross: When is a Christian cross not Christian?

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