Day: May 8, 2014

Dionne: Supreme Court failed empathy test in prayer ruling

The five justices of the U. S. Supreme Court who voted to permit sectarian prayers before public meetings failed to imagine how religious minorities experience those prayers, writes E. J. Dionne in The Washington Post. Religious liberty, wrote Justice Elaine Kagan in her dissent, is based on “the breathtakingly generous constitutional idea that our public …

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Being Oned with God

The Feast Day of Dame Julian of Norwich The writings of Julian of Norwich, so accessible in this wondrous day of the free online libraries, are some of my favorite things to muse upon. Since she was a contemporary of Chaucer and wrote in English, I have no need of a translation, though it does …

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