Archive: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010
Julia Roberts has long been called America's sweetheart. But is America ready for a Hindu sweetheart?
By Elizabeth Tenety | August 6, 2010; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (330)
Is marriage, as the Family Research Council declared a "public institution"? Do you agree that, as the LDS church said, "Marriage between a man and a woman is the bedrock of society"? What's at stake for religious organizations if same-sex marriage becomes legal?
By Elizabeth Tenety | August 4, 2010; 6:29 PM ET | Comments (116)
The community of 33 women had their annual retreat scheduled when the crash happened Sunday morning, killing one sister and seriously injuring two others.
By Elizabeth Tenety | August 4, 2010; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (4)
In light of Sister Denise's death, what is the proper role of religious forgiveness in society? Are the Benedictines right to emphasize Christian forgiveness? Are the bishops correct to eschew amnesty?
By Elizabeth Tenety | August 4, 2010; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (147)
To make what is a debate over ideas into a dangerous threat posed by Islam to the West, instead of focusing on violent extremism, to make Islam itself a vague and yet all-pervasive threat in very much the same way that McCarthy made even general leftist ideas into a threat to national security.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | August 1, 2010; 3:13 PM ET | Comments (168)
A church collapses in upstate NY, a sign of the end of religion or the ruin of the economy?
By Gustav Niebuhr | August 1, 2010; 7:58 AM ET | Comments (0)
Pity Louisiana. Yes, BP appears to have capped its awesomely abundant oil leak, but the Pelican State's fragile oceanfront marshes are fouled, its immense seafood crop under suspicion of taint. Still, Louisianans can count look forward to a new freedom this month--the right to bear arms into a house of worship.
By Gustav Niebuhr | August 1, 2010; 7:54 AM ET | Comments (1)