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This 400-year-old church is older than almost any institution in America

DISPUTANTA, Va. — Long before American independence, before the Pilgrims even landed at Plymouth Rock, there was Martin's Brandon Church. And now, the Rev. Eve Butler-Gee looks at her flock at the sam... read more

‘Wasted our lives’: Catholic sex abuse scandals again prompt a crisis of faith

[Pennsylvania grand jury report describes abuse by more than 300 priests] The Catholic church has lost more members in recent decades than any other major faith ... Alexandra DeSanctis, a 23-year-old ... read more

Finding Hope in the Crisis

And we all know that there is more to come, not only across America, but across the globe. Sure, the crimes are old ones for the ... are going to be magically better than the managerial professionals ... read more

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John Irving wrestles with religious themes new and old

Hunt, S.J., once wrote in the pages of America, regarding the fiction of John Updike: “Both the church ... institutions. Schools, governments, churches—all of them. I disparage the fallibility of man- ... read more


A tale of two churches: As one clings to tradition, one sweetens the deal with cookies

Sunday mornings at Ebenezer Lutheran Church are almost ... institution of a church as it is.” Since its birth, Downtown’s congregation has multiplied about threefold. A new church building is under co... read more

The Spiritual Economy Of The Olive Grove

Will talks about how we are almost ... the US than in Europe. But the fundamentals are weak, especially among Catholics (if you haven’t yet followed any of my links to Notre Dame sociologist Christian ... read more

This Is the Way Paul Ryan’s Speakership Ends

But it’s easy to suspect otherwise, and not just because that is a clichéd excuse: Ambitious 48-year-old politicians at the peak of their ... has forged a genuine bond with Trump — arguably more so th... read more

After PA Grand Jury Report, Will Laws Change to Better Protect Children?

The damning grand jury report released Aug. 14 catalogued accusations of sexual abuse of almost 1,000 children ... made an additional point: “Any change in this area of the law [must] not target only ... read more

Chomsky: Israel’s support erodes in America

Chomsky: They haven’t given any ... than to Israelis. Increasingly, support for Israel is based mostly on Evangelical churches and the nationalist and often racist (anti-Muslim) right. Major instituti... read more

This 400-year-old church is older than almost any institution in America

DISPUTANTA, Va. - Long before American independence, before the Pilgrims even landed at Plymouth Rock, there was Martin's Brandon Church. And now, the Rev. Eve Butler-Gee looks at her flock at the sam... read more

This 400-year-old church is older than almost any institution in America

DISPUTANTA, Va. - Long before American independence, before the Pilgrims even landed at Plymouth Rock, there was Martin’s Brandon Church. And now, the Rev. Eve Butler-Gee looks at her flock at the sam... read more

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report: A Reminder of the Toll of Failure

The numbers speak for themselves: More than 300 priests ... by bishops and Church officials. “All of [the victims] were brushed aside, in every part of the state, by Church leaders who preferred to pr... read more



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