Religious divides persist heading into fall campaign
Michael Lipka, Pew Research
Issues at the intersection of religion and politics – including objections to parts of the Affordable Care Act, battles over same-sex marriage laws and a push for new state laws seeking to restrict access to abortions – have been a part of public debate since the 2010 midterm elections.
Rape and Rotherham
Ross Douthat, New York Times
So instead of looking for ideological vindication in these stories, it’s better to draw a general lesson. Show me what a culture values, prizes, puts on a pedestal, and I’ll tell you who is likely to get away with rape.
Pope’s money man tightens control over the power of the purse
Inés San Martín, Crux
In another milestone along the path to financial reform, Pope Francis’ new “Council for the Economy” met for the third time Thursday, among other things working out details for transfering the Vatican’s power of the purse ever more completely to Australian Cardinal George Pell.
Prince Charles Offers Prayerful and Financial Support to Iraqi Christians
Greg Daly, Aleteia
Ecumenical leaders gather at Lambeth Palace to voice concern for the persecuted.