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Women priests challenge Catholic history, church laws

In 2002, seven women were ordained as priests by a male bishop in Europe as an act of defiance against the Catholic conviction that divine law forbids the priesthood to... read more >

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Vatican II: Looking Back Can Help Us Move Forward

Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council out of a conviction that the Catholic Church needed to recognize that the world is not a hostile place and the church... read more >

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Theological education rebounds, but fewer students enroll

As some seminaries consolidate and others close, new schools are opening alongside new degree programs and a rise in online education.

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Faith and Politics — Why it Matters

In a 2010 speech, Rick Santorum offered his views of religion, the moral life and how faith informs his political decision-making. Watch excerpts from his speech in a 3½-minute video... read more >

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Catholic Institutions Defy the Obama Administration

Forty-three Catholic institutions filed federal lawsuits in a coordinated effort to secure the continued separation of church beliefs and practices from state claims of an overriding interest. Bob Abernethy of... read more >

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The Community is What Counts

Arnold M. Eisen, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, shares the concern of mainline Protestantism over declines in participation. That challenge, he suggests, is best addressed by... read more >

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How a Small Church Creates a Big Ministry Impact

With a full-time staff of just three people, Metro Baptist Church serves nearly 1,600 community members in the infamous New York neighborhood known as Hell’s Kitchen through preschool and after-school... read more >

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Rep. Paul Ryan and the Rev. Tom Reese: Catholic Teaching and the Budget

In an April 2012 lecture at Georgetown University, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan reflected theologically on the federal budget out of his understanding of Catholic teaching. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, a... read more >

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Responsibilities of Boards of Theological Education

People called to serve on boards of seminaries and university-related schools of theology share a responsibility to advance Christian ministry and theological scholarship by practicing wise stewardship of resources in... read more >

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Egypt’s Revolution: First Anniversary

One year after the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the nation’s lower house was sworn in. Some three-quarters of the representatives are members of just two Islamist organizations, the Muslim Brotherhood and... read more >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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