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Can Pope Francis finish the job that Benedict began?

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis … Continued

Going over to the other side

“Now I’ve gone completely over to the dark side,” I laughed as I unpacked an Apple iMac desktop computer and … Continued

Mitt Romney’s hard-hearted twist on the Mormon work ethic

Sometimes, when Mitt Romney steps in it, as he did this week , it’s helpful to look to his religion … Continued

Is the Internet the enemy of faith?

Mario Tama GETTY IMAGES Ultra-Orthodox Jews take in the view from Citi Field at a meeting to discuss the risks … Continued

Why we’re hungry for ‘The Hunger Game’

“The Hunger Games” has sold 26 million copies and is the first young-adult book to sell a million copies on … Continued

The redemption of Lindsay Lohan

I spent the better part of Sunday surreptitiously watching clips from Lindsay Lohan’s “Saturday Night Live” performance. I say “surreptitiously” … Continued

Peace on earth? The end of the Iraq war

SHANNON STAPLETON REUTERS A child gives the peace sign inside the Al-Zawraa Amusement Park in Baghdad December 2, 2011. The … Continued

To Sarah Palin: It’s not all about you

One of the most brilliant opening lines of any book I have read is that of Pastor Rick Warren from … Continued

Egypt’s sad elections

Daniel Brumberg ISLAM AND THE WEST أكد الدكتور أحمد نظيف، رئيس مجلس الوزراء، أن نجاح ٩ وزراء فى الجولة الأولى … Continued

Peace, love and the yoga wars

By Marcus J Freed Yoga has traditionally been associated with peace and love, until now. There have been a series … Continued

America already is an Islamic society

By John Kiser Yes, we need the Cordoba House complex to set an example for the rest of America and … Continued

Catholic church bashing, and boosting

Today’s guest blogger is Dan Pawlus, Vice President of Communications for Interfaith Youth Core and co-host of “30 Good Minutes” … Continued

News media shining a light in Vatican’s shadows

By Carl Bernsteinjournalist The media is doing a great job in its coverage of the clergy abuse scandals and the … Continued

It’s a Wonderful Subdivision

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” portrays the decent life of a small-town American, George … Continued

“God Gulf” Hurts Women

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The “God Gulf,” title of a chapter in Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, … Continued

Faith In Weapons!

Some New York-area rabbis are planning to bring weapons to High Holy Day services this month to guard against terrorist … Continued

Michael Jackson and the God Feeling

In startling ways pop culture mirrors long-standing spiritual arguments. In an age where the stage has replaced the pulpit — … Continued

Parents Relying on Religion to Heal Sick Children

What should be done when parents rely on religion instead of medicine to heal sick children? The distortions of religion … Continued

Irish Abuse: Asylums and Spirituality

The 2,600-page final report of Ireland’s Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse reported decades of mistreatment described by commentators as … Continued

Bush’s Tortured Morality

It may seem contradictory to many that President Bush thinks America’s moral standing in the world has not been harmed … Continued