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Mainline Protestant churches: a confusing but hopeful future

By Peter WallaceHost and Producer, Day1.org, and Contributor to Patheos.com The more I ponder the future of the mainline Protestant … Continued

Organized child rape as a religion: FLDS leader gets a new trial

A new trial was ordered by the Utah State Supreme Court this week for Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist … Continued

U.S. Catholic Latinos: liberal on gay marriage?

Joseph M. Palacios Have Latino Catholics become the most progressive political group supporting gay rights in the U.S.? The casual … Continued

For Presbyterians, a new leader and more controversy

By William Wan Some news over the weekend coming out of the Presbyterian conference meeting in Minneapolis: they’ve chosen a … Continued

Holy boldness of women

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall “Women are the boldest and most unmanageable of revolutionaries.” That’s how Sister Joan Chittister … Continued

Washington celebrates its globe-trotting cardinal, “Uncle Ted”

By Michelle Boorstein This week Washington celebrates its globe-trotting cardinal, Theodore McCarrick. McCarrick turns 80 in a few days, which … Continued

Va. Supreme Court rules for Episcopal denomination in property dispute

By Michelle Boorstein Virginia’s Supreme Court struck a blow to Anglican conservatives Thursday, ruling against nine congregations who split from … Continued

‘Obliterating’ Iraq’s Christians

By Nina Sheadirector, Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom What is most startling about the report of the heartless double … Continued

After scandal, hope for Church renewal

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good These are dark days for Catholics and our church. The clergy … Continued

If the Pope sold Toyotas

The “product” of the Catholic Church is saved souls, not Toyota autos. However, if for a moment we looked only … Continued

Glenn Beck is right

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

The rock and the sand castle

By Grady E. Meansauthor Five years ago, Bill Byron, the Jesuit former president of Catholic University and pastor of Holy … Continued

Vertigo times

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The hot spots this week are Kyrgyzstan and Bangkok, but every day brings new … Continued

Church re-enlisting in anti-nuke campaign

By David Waters Ever since President Harry Truman, a Baptist, thanked God in 1945 for giving the atomic bomb to … Continued

Chatter, inspiration and the pope

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

Meanwhile, the cover-up goes on at the Vatican

By Sinead O’Connormusician The Vatican persists in treating us all like half-wits. Do we really believe that the senior priest … Continued

What is the ‘black church’ and who does it speak for?

By Josef Sorettscholar, writer Contributor to Patheos.com At the same time that President Obama was preparing to convene a meeting … Continued

Bias against child abuse and systematic cover-ups

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

Church and media can do better

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

Press not being unfair to pope

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued