Religion & Spirituality
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Archbishop Justin Welby says Anglicans and Catholics have major differences, but they also share “a common basis around the need to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.”
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Should houses of worship damaged by wind and water receive federal money to rebuild? Rabbi Majorie Slome calls her temple in Queens “a community institution” as well as a house of worship, and she doesn’t think insurance money will be enough to cover the costs of repairing it.
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“Religion is important. Being spiritual is important. What’s not as important is to join and to go every week,” says Kellen McClure when asked about churches and their worship services. He is one of the fast-rising number of Americans who describe their religion as “nothing in particular” or “none of the above” when surveyed by opinion researchers.
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"The religiously unaffiliated population is not wholly secular. It is wrong to think of them as consisting entirely of non-believers, for example. We know that many, if not most of them say they do believe in God," says Greg Smith, senior researcher at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
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How close are US Catholic ties to the Vatican going to be in the future? “That’s a question that is definitely up for grabs in this particularly dispute.”
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"What are legitimate changes...and what are changes that are really more driven by the secular culture and its values?"
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What does it mean to be in the modern world? “Renewal and adaptation—that’s where all of the controversy comes.”
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“One of the great gifts of Vatican II was that it sent us back to study what the Gospels were saying.”
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"What is a woman religious? If we can come to some clarity as to what a woman religious is in the life of a church, then we can understand the relationships of women religious to the church."