The Protestant theologian’s essay on “the children of light and the children of darkness” can help make sense of Steve Bannon’s arrest and the convention speech of Joe Biden, two Catholics whose stories point to an epic good-versus-evil campaign this fall.

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Faith and religious figures played a pivotal role in the civil rights era of the 1960s. Do American religious communities and institutions carry a responsibility in the contemporary struggle for racial justice? Might faith even provide a new path for all Americans?

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Injury. Sickness. Infirmity. Dying. Death. Although many of us avoid discussing such topics with polite company and, more often than not, among siblings and parents, and children and spouses, these traumas shape the human experience and our time in this world. The COVID-19 pandemic offered a stark memento mori and a reminder of the various…

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The culture of corrupt police departments is often invoked as the best analogy to explain how the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy could have taken root and endured so long and with such impunity. But the brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the ensuing protests and the police overreaction, has shown…

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