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Oh SNAP! Picking a Pope with Sex Abuse Solutions in Mind

Oh SNAP! Picking a Pope with Sex Abuse Solutions in Mind

By Abby Ohlheiser With the conclave starting tomorrow, SNAP warns that a new pope can't magically fix the Catholic Church's ongoing sex abuse crisis.
Schradle's Links

Schradle’s Links

Nathan Schradle Well, we are now TEN YEARS OLD.
Where was Religion at the RNC? In the Foreign Policy. No, Really.

Where was Religion at the RNC? In the Foreign Policy. No, Really.

The convention floor was the village of The Scarlet Letter, where the elect and aspirants must name their enemies, expelled into the wilderness, in order to preserve the core of their society.
In Defense of the Coalition: Observing the RNC

In Defense of the Coalition: Observing the RNC

Our lady in Tampa, Abby Ohlheiser, reports back from the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

Daily Links: Pressing Questions Edition

Where is Jesus' foreskin?  Listen to David Farley discuss An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town on NPR's Rick Steve Show. Does Daddy Know Best?  Ann Pellegrini on the nature of recent attempts to further limit women's privacy and reproductive choice. Are imagination and science really at war? An excerpt...

Mormon, Schmormon

Things we love about the new Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life poll on "Mormons in America?"  So glad you asked: Substitute your own word in here:  "Many _____ feel they are misunderstood, discriminated against and not accepted by other Americans as part of mainstream society."

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

Minority Rights are a "Special Privilege;" Next to Newt's Godliness; Tebowing the Spotlight; Catholic Attitude; Because Your Military Rulers Said So; The Sui Juris of Citizenship

Apostasy in Any Other Country

Abby Ohlheiser: Something we're keeping an eye on: Christian Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who faces death for the crime of apostasy, could face execution any time after Wednesday should he refuse to renounce his faith a fourth time. It's an interesting case with a bit more to say than the familiar narrative of persecuted Christianity, partially...

Pictures at an Exhibition

By Abby Ohlheiser Photos by Merel van Beeren "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, and the Hartmanns perish??" --Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky I was sitting in a French-style chain cafe (sorry America), finishing my croissant, talking to Merel, when we heard the opening notes of "The Star Spangled Banner." It was a restrained, beautiful choral...

Dominionism: One More Response Response

Abby Ohlheiser: If the Book of Mormon and Romney's early campaign were a Mormon Moment, the past few weeks have been something of a "Dominionism" moment. Dominionism, a generalized term for a collection of Charismatic Christian movements that treat the structure and power of civil government, media, and other significant institutions as mission field,...

Safe Words

Abby Ohlheiser: All the religious language of the last fortnight's Perry and Ames fest '11 (or should that be '12) made me click on this tweet (despite the parenthetical clue) without thinking for a second that it would be a comment on anything other than something Bachmann or Perry have talked about recently....

Who You Calling a Terrorist?

In Peter King's world, the battle has only two sides and only one winning strategy. by Amy Levin and Abby Ohlheiser  Lately media outlets have been telling us what Americans believe, from how much we think we should be taxed, to how much we like Muslims. Even how (much) we believe in God. What Pew or...