Religion News Service Adds Three Columnists

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By: E&P Staff

Religion News Service has added Phyllis Zagano, Cathleen Falsani, and Dick Staub to its columnist lineup. The three join two other columnists — Tom Ehrich and Rabbi A. James Rudin — who were already being distributed by RNS.

Ehrich will continue his weekly column every Tuesday, Zagano and Falsani will alternate on Wednesdays, and Staub and Rudin will alternate on Thursdays.

Zagano is senior research associate-in-residence at Hofstra University on Long Island, N.Y, and the author of several books in Catholic studies — including “Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church.”

Falsani is a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times as well as a blogger. Her book — “The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People” — was published in 2006, and she has an upcoming book titled “Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace.”

Staub is a broadcaster, speaker, and writer who authored “The Culturally Savvy Christian: A Manifesto for Deepening Faith and Enriching Popular Culture in an Age of Christianity-Lite,” “Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters,” and “Too Christian, Too Pagan.”

Ehrich is a church consultant, Episcopal priest (in Durham, N.C.), and writer who authored “Just Wondering, Jesus: 100 Questions People Want to Ask.”

And Rudin is the senior interreligious adviser for the American Jewish Committee, author of “The Baptizing of America: The Religious Right’s Plans for the Rest of Us,” and a visiting professor of religion at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla.

RNS is the secular wire service that focuses on religion, ethics, spirituality, and moral issues. Among its clients are more than 100 daily newspapers.

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