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That’s an Atheist Thing To Do, Pope Francis

Perhaps Pope Francis will have the freedom and desire to make not just stylistic and rhetorical changes, but substantive changes as well.

Bestowing the gift of honey on Rosh Hashanah

RNS () — The theme of life and death is at the heart of Rosh Hashanah, celebrated with a drizzle … Continued

George Zimmerman, ‘Good Samaritan’?

Jacob Langston/ Orlando Sentinel To the extent that he ever left, George Zimmerman is back in the news, an in … Continued

A Jewish-Hindu connection

Not so long ago after nearly 25 years as a hidebound New Yorker I moved to Philadelphia for my wife … Continued

What Christians should learn from Dan Cathy

Tim Carman/The Washington Post See also –What gay rights activists should learn from Shane Windmeyer On Monday it came out … Continued

Are institutions Catholic enough?

The number of agencies calling themselves big-C “Catholic” will shrink. That is the inevitable result of De Caritate Ministranda , … Continued

Hajj: Time for Muslim reflection

REUTERS Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual hajj or pilgrimage in the … Continued

Egypt’s mufti: To Muslims, prophet Muhammad is ‘the mercy to all worlds’

AP A Libyan woman, Salwa Bugaighis, on Sept. 17, 2012, carries a wreath with a photo of U.S. Ambassador Chris … Continued

Understanding Rosh Hashanah 2012 / 5773

The shofar, a ram’s horn, is blown as part of the Rosh Hashanah ritual. (AP) Six things that will help … Continued

Bullied bus monitor Karen Klein: A feeding frenzy of cruelty

Jamie Germano AP Karen Klein, 68, of Greece, N.Y., talks about the verbal abuse she endured from middle school students. … Continued