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Hey atheists: You’ve got a friend

While there is such a thing as atheists who prefer to antagonize the religious of every stripe-and that’s certainly their … Continued

A journey of transformation: reinvention in hard times

In my vocation as a pastor, I’ve had the privilege of speaking to individuals and large groups at churches and … Continued

Second Vatican Council at 50

AP In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful after the … Continued

2012: The year when extremism self-destructs?

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Doerle Rowley (C) of Bettendorf, Iowa, and hundreds of fellow supporters wait for the arrival of … Continued

White House re-nominates religious freedom ambassador

By Michelle Boorstein Just as the subject of religious freedom is exploding in Egypt, the Obama Administration may finally be … Continued

Tax cuts for wealthy unjust

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Right thinking and wrong thinking about Muslims

Earlier this year Gallup provided two intriguing statistics about Americans and their view of Islam: 53 percent of Americans view … Continued

Only the Saints Can Save Us

By J. Peter Nixonauthor and contributor to Does the Catholic Church have a future? Given the events of the … Continued

Gunning for the First Amendment

By Mikey Weinsteinfounder and president, Military Religious Freedom Foundation The Constitution won a battle last week, and Lady Liberty is … Continued

When prayer doesn’t seem to work

Q: What do you do when you’re depressed and your prayers don’t seem to be answered? By Ramesh Rao When … Continued

God Blesses Gay Marriage

What is marriage? Is it a sacred rite or a civil right? What role, if any, should religious institutions, traditions … Continued

End Game in Sri Lanka

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall One of the world’s longest running and nastiest wars, in Sri Lanka, may be … Continued

Memo to Bishops: Most Catholics Aren’t Listening

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. During the 2008 presidential campaign, there was a steady drumbeat of opposition … Continued

Devil in a Pinstriped Suit

The Devil used to be a lawyer. This has been made perfectly clear by Hollywood in films such as “The … Continued

A Religious G8

World leaders are heading for Japan for the annual ritual known as the Group of Eight meeting. Last week a … Continued

Fool Me Once

If resignation is what it takes to get the stumbling block that is Trinity United Church of Christ out of … Continued