Day: September 21, 2014

“Pope Francis Effect” & Chicago’s next archbishop

Pope Francis on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., who is closely identified with the Catholic Church’s progressive wing, to be the next archbishop of Chicago. Religion News Service notes “it is the pontiff’s most important U.S. appointment to date and one that could upend decades of conservative dominance of the American hierarchy.” […]

Bp. Robert Wright: ‘Jesus is not a member of the NRA’

Nothing in the Bible justifies deregulation of gun sales and ownership, according to a panel of religious activists who spoke this week at the Religion Newswriters Association’s annual conference in Decatur, Ga. The panel included Rachel Laser from the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, Christian ethicist David Gushee of Mercer University, Bryan Miller of […]