The furor is, at root, an unwinnable war over ‘personhood,’ the legality of abortion and the ethics of finding cures for life in the death of a fetus.
Author Archives: Cathy Lynn Grossman
About Cathy Lynn Grossman
Award-winning journalist Cathy Lynn Grossman is a senior national correspondent for RNS, where she specializes in stories drawn from research and statistics on religion, spirituality, and social and biomedical ethics. She joined RNS in 2013 after 23 years with USA TODAY, where she created the religion and ethics beat for the national newspaper. Grossman also blogs for RNS at Faith & Reason.
The moral spine of the novel is not Atticus Finch. It’s Jean Louise, stepping out of the murky pond of childhood to claim her own Christian moral identity.
Unbelievers get low poll ratings but Sarah Jones — my guest blogger today — sees another message in the new Gallup data, one that could alarm evangelicals.
The Supreme Court reasoned with concern for the real world impact of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. That pragmatic approach turned up in the ruling, too.
Opponents fear this is a push for the elderly, disabled and depressed to kill themselves. Supporters say the act, packed with safeguards, is a matter of dignity and autonomy for the dying.
Not even the boom of Catholics in the Global South solves a core problem for the church: Rates are falling for baptism, first communion and other essential Catholic ceremonies.
Do you hear a familiar bell ring as scandal now envelops former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert? Something about secrets and sex — and disbelief? Ding! Ding! Ding! Catholic scandal 2002, anyone?
LifeWay Research finds most Americans do not favor requiring college religious groups to let anyone — regardless of religion or LGBT status — be leaders.
At rallies for or against same-sex marriage rights this weekend, they all prayed “God’s will be done” — right?