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Vatican ends probe of clergy abuse in Ireland

VATICAN CITY — Following a yearlong investigation into decades of rampant abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, the … Continued

The new Anglicanism

“What do think will happen” a longtime Episcopalian asked me in Charlotte, N.C., “now that Archbishop … er … “ … Continued

Mitt Romney mirrors his Mormon church

The press is pawing over Mitt Romney’s religion, and the candidate may just welcome this scrutiny. It marks him as … Continued

Catholics don’t see contraception mandate as threat to religious freedom

WASHINGTON — A vocal contingent of Republican presidential candidates and church leaders are railing against the Obama administration’s “war on … Continued

Bishop hopes to restart White House contraception talks

Bridgeport, Conn. — The Catholic bishop leading the push against the White House’s contraception mandate says the bishops hope to … Continued

Blessed are they who mourn?

“Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” –Jesus in The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:4. Imagine, … Continued

Mormons, GOP didn’t always get along so well

WASHINGTON — The founders of the Republican Party saw Mormons as their enemies. And the first Mormon leaders didn’t have … Continued

Lutherans find common cause with Catholics on Obama mandate

ST. LOUIS — Lutherans and Catholics are not historically known for their theological sympathy, but earlier this month the president … Continued

The phony war on religion

In their relentless search for enemies to loathe and not love (sorry, Jesus), right-wing politicians have assumed yet another victim … Continued

On Ash Wednesday, Episcopalians take it to the streets

Five years ago, the Rev. Teresa K.M. Danieley had an epiphany of sorts. If people can grab breakfast on the … Continued

Why we are all Catholics now

Beck meets the newly elevated Cardinal Timothy Dolan in the Vatican. I am a proud member of the Church of … Continued

Anglican breakaway groups confront a new power struggle

NASHVILLE — The saga of the Anglican Mission in the Americas sounds like the words to an old country song: … Continued

Catholic leaders launch online abuse education forum

VATICAN CITY — Catholic leaders on Thursday (Feb. 9) launched an online distance-learning center to help educate church leaders on … Continued

Bishops seek forgiveness for clergy abuse

VATICAN CITY — Bishops and religious leaders on Tuesday (Feb. 7) held an unprecedented service of repentance in Rome, seeking … Continued

Gingrich surges and Obama sings: Politics and salvation in 2012

Cheryl Senter AP In this Nov. 21, 2011 photo, Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at a … Continued

Rick Santorum: The evangelical’s Catholic candidate?

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES MANCHESTER, NH – JANUARY 06: Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (C) pats a … Continued

Has religion made the world less safe?

The Bible depicts a world that, seen through modern eyes, is staggering in its savagery. People enslave, rape, and murder … Continued

Gingrich’s Catholic blind spots

Astrid Riecken FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Newt Gingrich, right, listens to the Most Reverend Richard B. Higgins, Auxiliary Bishop of … Continued

Rev. Mariann Budde reaching out for a more vital Episcopal Church

Is the Right Rev. Mariann Budde the woman to save the Episcopal Church? On meeting her, you’d hope so. Bright-eyed, … Continued

Is Amish beard cutting common?

Mike Schenk AP Attorney Andrew Hyde, third left, represents from left: Johnny Mullet, Lester Mullet, Daniel Mullett, Levi Miller and … Continued