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Vatican Bank downplays scandals but promises reform

VATICAN CITY — The new head of the Vatican Bank admitted that the scandal-scarred institution must address its tarnished reputation, … Continued

Parliament of the World’s Religions survives financial crunch

RNS () — With the help of pagans, Jains and people of a range of other faiths, the Council for … Continued

HHS mandate shouldn’t require leaving faith, values at home

AP A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over … Continued

‘Ten Commandments Judge’ Roy Moore poised to return to Ala. court

MOBILE, Ala. — With 98 percent of state precincts counted, Roy Moore held on to 51 percent of the vote … Continued

The 2013 budget: A looming drama of biblical proportions

JOSHUA ROBERTS REUTERS Boxes containing copies of the 2013 Federal Budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington … Continued

Why the world needs faith

There will be no peace in our world without an understanding of the place of religion within it. The past … Continued

Pope Benedict goes to #OWS

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges cheers upon his arrival in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican to hold a … Continued

Does Pope Benedict support Occupy Wall Street?

Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Oct. 23, … Continued

Lacking faith in government

you’re not supposed to know about. A handful of influencers convened in a secluded location to meet privately with a … Continued

Universal sympathy makes us truly human

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

Would Jesus fight in the Christmas Wars?

By Becky Garrison Wonder what Jesus thinks of those family values Republicans who push to keep Christ in Christmas but … Continued

Debating Christopher Hitchens on faith

Last week, former British prime minister Tony Blair, who converted to Catholicism after leaving office, debated the merits of religion … Continued

Faith-based fear in debates about Islam

By Becky Garrison Close to nine years after the attacks on September 11th, a gaping hole in Lower Manhattan where … Continued

Ramadan: the Islamic tax season

By Abed Ayoub With Ramadan upon us, Muslims worldwide are counting their wealth. Men and women are tabulating their valuables … Continued

A Volcanic Eruption of Biblical Proportions

What a volcano in Iceland teaches us about heaven.

The Church’s moral accountability

Last week was a remarkable time for victims of abuse by Catholic clergy and for the Vatican. The week will … Continued

Integrity will make the church relevant

By Elizabeth Tenety This week, as more gruesome details of the global Catholic child sex abuse scandal were revealed, Catholic … Continued

Davos and the trust crisis

By Alistair Macdonald-RadcliffDirector General, C-1 World Dialogue “Doing God’s work” was an arresting way for one of the world’s leading … Continued

Moralism without morality

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen A recent post on this site raises some serious issues, and I think reveals a … Continued

Generosity in a Time of Scarcity

By Katharine HendersonAuburn Theological Seminary President After hearing about Hurricane Katrina, a small group of woman from Uganda raised almost … Continued