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    Read more of Kim Lawton's April 22, 2008 interview with Bishop Gene Robinson, Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire and author of IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: SWEPT TO THE CENTER BY GOD (Seabury Books)

    May 2, 2008 | Comments

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    Next month marks five years since the Episcopal diocese of New Hampshire elected that denomination's first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, a move that has brought the U.S. Episcopal Church and the entire worldwide Anglican Communion to the brink of schism.

    May 2, 2008 | Comments

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    The global food crisis is escalating, as high food prices are forcing humanitarian organizations to scale back operations. At the United Nations, leaders are appealing for more than $750 million in new aid.

    May 2, 2008 | Comments

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    Senator Barack Obama this week denounced several recent controversial statements by his former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

    May 2, 2008 | Comments

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    “Every age,” writes Shakespeare scholar and cultural critic Marjorie Garber, “creates its own Shakespeare.” Our Shakespeare in the early 21st century seems to be the religious Shakespeare and, for some, a militantly Roman Catholic Shakespeare involved in an underground movement of secret Jesuit priests and recusant British aristocrats who wanted to consign Queen Elizabeth’s Protestant England to “the old religion” and restore loyalty to the papacy. More

    April 25, 2008 | Comments

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    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton looks at the impact Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the U.S. may have on the 2008 elections.

    April 25, 2008 | Comments

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    In a sense, Pope Benedict did nothing wrong. Even more surprising, he did many things even better than well.

    April 25, 2008 | Comments

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    The papal style in rhetoric has ever favored the general over the particular, the timeless over the topical, and the abstract over the concrete. Benedict XVI's April 18 address to the General Assembly of the United Nations proved no exception to the rule.

    April 21, 2008 | Comments

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    David Gibson, author of THE RULE OF BENEDICT, discusses the differences between Pope Benedict XVI and John Paul II.

    April 19, 2008 | Comments

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    After Pope Benedict XVI met with leaders of different faiths at the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington Thursday evening (April 17), one rabbi flipped open his cell phone, dialed a number and, when connected to the other caller, pronounced, "I'm becoming a Catholic."

    April 19, 2008 | Comments