At a recent Religion News Association conference in Silver Spring, Md., four women from four different faiths spoke candidly about obstacles and oppression in religions.
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Women’s leadership in the church was the underlying theme at Oct. 7-9 “Women of the Church”conference in southern Indiana. But that doesn’t mean speakers were talking about women’s ordination. In fact, the sacrament of baptism got more attention than Holy Orders.
Women's Conference: Two bishops the only male speakers at weekend church leadership conference in southern Indiana.
Pope Francis, who inspired the convening of this weekend’s conference on “Women of the Church” in southern Indiana, sent his greetings to the 260 attendees via a letter to Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis.
The moral equivalent to tar and feathering is the demonization of political candidates we despise. Increasingly,we settle on our favorites and damn opponents not only for their point of view but for everything about them. Snoopy television and scandal exposures on the internet have helped scare up both legitimate wrongdoing and sensational nonsense with which to pillory our foes beyond the scope of what was possible even 50 years ago. Manichean politics is in the ascendency.