Russell Shaw

Russell Shaw

Russell Shaw writes from Washington, D.C. Contact him at rshaw10290@aol.com.

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Are you a new evangelist?

By Russell Shaw

The Bible study group had been discussing the Sunday readings, which naturally led to the subject of evangelization, which naturally led to our responsibility for preaching the good news.

The press is basically right about Pope Francis

By Russell Shaw

Among Catholics who have been rattled by remarks by Pope Francis in his famous interviews, some have sought solace in blaming the media. They have a point. Sensationalism, oversimplification and ignorance really have marked some of the papal coverage to date.

Another legal test for religion

By Russell Shaw

On the face of it, the religion clauses of the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment seem pretty clear: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." That isn't so hard to understand, is it?

Apocalyptic literature: antidote to secularism?

By Russell Shaw

Recently I read about a group in Switzerland that's agitating to remove all reference to God from the Swiss national anthem. Since the national anthem of the United States says nary a word about God, Americans are in no position to point the finger of blame at the godless Swiss.