Monday's News & Ideas
Same-sex marriage comes to the Supreme Court
Religion & Politics: The Supreme Court will not decide based on the heartfelt stories of same-sex unions or on the moral rhetoric of traditional marriage's defenders.
Washington Post: Political debate on same-sex marriage is arguably over
NPR: 'Severing love from diapers': The other case against gay marriage
I bang my head against the wall when evangelicals turn Jesus into Cheesus
The (London) Guardian: No PR agency in the world could sell the disturbing message of a broken man on the cross. That's why we get Jesus-lite.
Relationships are the new religion for many
USA Today: For many people holy days such as Easter and Passover have become simply holidays -- celebrations with loved ones. But many see spiritual value in these gatherings.
The money man behind atheism's activism
CNN Belief blog: Todd Stiefel, a slim, scruffy ex-Catholic, is making an indelible impact on the nation's fastest-growing "religious" group: the nonbelievers.
Letter by letter, keeping a Catholic outpost alive
The New York Times: In late February, two weeks into Lent, Brother Norbert Karpfinger sat down to write a letter, one of hundreds he writes seeking donations for a Catholic daycare center.
Your phone vs. your heart
Most of us are aware of the convenience that instant electronic access provides. Less has been said about the costs. Writing in The New York Times, psychology professor Barbara Fredrickson says research suggests that one measurable toll may be on our biological capacity to connect with other people.
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