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 9 weeks 16 min 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 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 7 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 7 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...