The Common Good

Eric J. Lyman

Eric J. Lyman writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Eric J. Lyman

Posted by Eric J. Lyman 4 weeks 6 days ago
The Italian government is on high alert after threats from the Islamic State called Italy “the nation signed with the blood of the cross.”Italy is one of a handful of major Western counties that has...
Posted by Eric J. Lyman 1 year 4 days ago
An Irish woman who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child is among eight members of a special commission appointed by Pope Francis on Saturday to start the long and arduous process of confronting...
Posted by Eric J. Lyman 1 year 1 week ago
The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis will preside over a prayer vigil dedicated to victims of mob violence in Italy and their families.It’s a sensitive issue for Francis after a famed anti-mob...
Posted by Eric J. Lyman 1 year 3 weeks ago
Pope John Paul II won’t officially become a saint until a special high-profile ceremony next month at the Vatican. But the man who succeeded him says he has seen him in that light for years.“The...
Posted by Eric J. Lyman 1 year 3 weeks ago
Il Mio Papa, a new weekly magazine that will focus entirely on Pope Francis — complete with a weekly centerfold poster of the pontiff — is scheduled to hit Italian newsstands on Wednesday.The...