Bearings: Gerald W. Schlabach has a modest proposal to rescue the Christmas season from sentimentality on commercially peddled steroids: Let's put the "Lent" back into Christmas.
National Catholic Reporter: The funeral of President George H.W. Bush was a moment for our secular culture to recognize the degree to which, in the face of death, the Christian church has something meaningful to say, some comfort to bring, some hope to proclaim.
Religion News Service: The change of venue is only the latest skirmish with scholars who claim the museum privileges the Protestant Bible and is intended to advance a broader evangelical agenda.
Religion News Service: What is remarkable about Francis' comments is not that he is cracking down on gay priests but that he is applying the same standards to gay and heterosexual priests
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