Scientists examine proofs of heaven by studying accounts of people who claim to have put eyes on it — including one of their fellow scientists.
I met a man last week who hoped to study grace. A funeral director from Tennessee, he knew grace when … Continued
The joke about Unitarians is that they’re where you go when you don’t know where to go. Theirs is the … Continued
“In the Curia, I would die.” Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires said this eight years ago, after the … Continued
Recent events prompt a stating of the obvious. The Roman Catholic Church is not now, nor has it ever been, … Continued
American Catholics are famously indifferent to the directives of their leaders. They don’t follow the rule book on much of … Continued
Florence Deacon wants a new pope “with experience of living with a lot of ordinary folks. Someone who understands the … Continued
The headline last week in the National Catholic Reporter, the country’s go-to source for all things Catholic, might have run … Continued
In May of 1940, with German bombs falling on their home city of Antwerp, Belgium, my maternal grandparents packed the … Continued
Who is to blame for the 500 child deaths in 2011 related to gun violence? Christian leaders say: not us.
“Why do reporters cover hateful and controversial religion stories but never the nice, good things that religious leaders do?” I’m … Continued
The week before Christmas, 3 million people watched the Discovery Channel’s new reality show, “Amish Mafia,” making it the second-most-viewed … Continued
Why foodies may actually maintain their own religion.
Alanis Morissette, the Canadian American pop singer, is an unlikely ambassador to the Middle East, but in some ways, she … Continued
On the face of it, the Bible doesn’t exactly promote the value of compromise. Going along to get along — … Continued
One of the most popular books of the 12th century — what might be called medieval infotainment — was “The … Continued
Upon learning of the infidelity charges (trumped up) against his wife Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII, in the version of … Continued
The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is having a very good week. Rodriguez is the leader of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership … Continued
As I write this column, three days after Sandy wreaked havoc on so many neighborhoods near my own in Brooklyn, … Continued
In which state do young couples get married, stay married and have many more children than any other? That’s right. … Continued