As Self-Appointed Media Watchdog, AFA Goes On Attack

For years now the American Family Association based out of Tupelo, Miss., has been the self-appointed watchdog of all things moral in the media. This vigilant band of TV, movie and magazine detectives has kept a close eye on anything overtly sexual or profane that may...

Catholic Bishops Censure Feminist Theologian’s Book

WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops condemned a book by Sister Elizabeth Johnson, a prominent feminist theologian, charging that her attempts to forge new understandings of God depart from traditional Catholic theology. The bishops’ Committee on...

When Censorship Crops Up in Religious Circles

In the space of a few days, I ran across several stories that have to do with reading: things that others don’t want you to read, are afraid for you to read or just don’t want to have their name on it when you read. Although I have a copy...

Ice Cream Company Loses Second Racy Religious Ad

LONDON (RNS) Only weeks after being censured for using ad featuring a pregnant nun, a British ice cream maker has been forced to yank a second racy ad that featured two male priests on the verge of a kiss. The powerful Advertising Standards Authority banned the...