Experts at Columbia, MIT and Harvard have concluded through scientific testing that a small papyrus fragment that quotes Jesus making references to “my wife,” is in fact from ancient times. What do these new findings reveal? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Michael Peppard, a theology professor at Fordham University, about the religious ramifications of this discovery. Continue reading
With public opinion ratings “the envy of every politician in Washington,” Pope Francis received President Obama at the Vatican for an hour-long visit. Gwen Ifill talks to Rev. Thomas Reese of the National Catholic Reporter and Stephen Schneck of the Catholic University of America to make sense of the meeting and assess what unites the pontiff and the president. Continue reading
In the Morning Line today: Obama meets with Pope Francis The president’s tough talk for Putin Parties seek to frame the immigration debate 2016 GOP contenders head to Vegas for “Sheldon Primary” Judy Woodruff interviews former President Jimmy Carter Obama … Continue reading
Half of American adults ages 18 to 33 are self-described political independents, according to a survey out Friday, but at the same time half of these so-called millennials are Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party, the highest share for any age group over the last decade. Continue reading
The Dalai Lama opened U.S. Senate proceedings with prayers Thursday, marking the first time the Tibetan spiritual leader has performed the traditional prayer that opens each session.
Speaking in both Tibetan and English, the Dalai Lama offered several prayers and closed with what he called his favorite: “Daily I pray this. That gives me inner strength. So I am asking to serve humanity. As long as space remains and as long as beings remain, until then may I too, remain and help dispel the misery of the world.” Continue reading
Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties. Continue reading
A United Nations panel has sharply critiqued how the Vatican responded to widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests, which the Vatican calls distorted and unfair. Rev. Thomas Rosica of the Catholic Salt and Light Television Network and Katherine Gallagher of the Center for Constitutional Rights join Gwen Ifill to offer different views on the report. Continue reading