Monday's News & Ideas - 10/28/2019
- Married priests in Amazon?
- Fines for those in sanctuary dropped
- Opioid crisis at the church’s door
- Tree of Life memorial
- Growing consensus on ‘church’
- Women who built Hollywood
Married men in remote part of Amazon may soon be allowed to become priests
NPR: Pope Francis still needs to affirm the proposal, but if approved, the change would represent a fundamental shift in what it has meant to be a Roman Catholic priest for nearly a millennium.
The Economist: Power in the Catholic church is shifting south and exposing divisions*
ICE drops $300,000 fine for an immigrant in church sanctuary
Religion News Service: “Un problema menos,” texted Rosa del Carmen Ortez-Cruz, a mother of four living in sanctuary at a Presbyterian church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. “One less problem.”
When the opioid crisis shows up at our church’s doorstep
Christian Century: Dealing with our community’s real issues meant learning how to treat an overdose, Rochelle Stackhouse writes.
‘All my friends are dead’*
Washington Post: Healing has been a struggle for the community at The Tree of Life.
Vatican notes growing ecumenical consensus on what ‘church’ means
Crux: In a project that took two decades of work by Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant, Catholic and Pentecostal theologians, the World Council of Churches in 2013 published a document summarizing the points of greatest consensus.
The women who helped build Hollywood
They played essential behind-the-scenes roles as the American movie industry was taking off. The New Yorker investigates what happened to that representation.*
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