Menachem Wecker is a freelance reporter in Washington, D.C. He holds a master's degree in art history from George Washington University, is a former education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, and is co-author of Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education (2014). His website is menachemwecker.com.
The museum on the campus of St. Louis University is celebrating its anniversary with a special exhibition through Feb. 17. Since its opening, MOCRA has shown more than 55 exhibits of some 230 artists and contributed to a shift in the dialogue about religion's place in contemporary art.
Perspective: When Catholics today are deciding what place, if any, they want and crave in the church, and what the church will look like going forward, I think the church's rich art history can help look beyond the individual offenders and take a wide-angle view of the faith more broadly.
Non-Catholics talk to NCR about the challenges and unique opportunities they experience while teaching at Catholic colleges and universities.
Powerful data-mining tools allow today’s campaigns to connect religious voters with their political viewpoints and to micro-target ads to fit their particular brand of faith.