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Hollywood looks to the Bible for screenplay potential

NEW YORK — Studios and filmmakers are rediscovering a classic text as source material for upcoming mainstream films: the Bible. … Continued

Measles outbreak in Texas church leads to soul-searching, thank God

(Jacquelyn Martin/AP ) There are 20 confirmed cases of measles in the latest outbreak of this preventable disease, according to … Continued

Are miracles really needed to become a saint?

VATICAN CITY — When the Vatican announced this month that Pope Francis would formally elevate Popes John Paul II and … Continued

Young Muslim musicians marry faith, hip-hop, rock ‘n’ roll

In the early 1970s, singers such as the late Larry Norman transformed Christian music from hymns to rock ‘n’ roll … Continued

COMMENTARY: The value of connections

HODGDON ISLAND, Maine — For our three-night sojourn in coastal Maine, far from crowds and constructive work, we stayed at … Continued

When Catholicism was kind

– AFP/GETTY IMAGES This picture taken on January 5, 1964 during the first visit ever of a pope to the … Continued

High Holy Days: A time of ethical dialogue with the world at large

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Ultra-Orthodox Jews perform the “Tashlich” prayer near a water source in the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jerusalem … Continued

As Cornerstone wraps up, Wild Goose Festival takes off

Demon Hunter. Vengeance Rising. Payable on Death. Since 1984, these and other Christian heavy metal bands have been congregating every … Continued

Dalai Lama wins Templeton Prize for work on science, religion

NEW YORK — The Dalai Lama is best known for his commitment to Tibetan autonomy from China and his message … Continued

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. occupied the Bible

The Associated Press The Associated Press In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dorothy Height, right, National President of the … Continued

A very atheist Christmas

When people find out I’m an atheist, the question often comes up about what I do during the Christmas holidays. … Continued

The Gospel according to Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens’s earthly life is done, but has he ceased to exist? Our language — over which he had complete … Continued

Big picture: Heavenly photos for Advent

Alan Taylor runs The Atlantic’s In Focus photography blog and earlier created’s award-winning Big Picture, which became one of … Continued

Why do we have children?

By Timothy DalrympleColumnist at I hate the memory of it. I hate it. I hate how stiff my daughter’s … Continued

John Paul II and the suffering body

On Jan. 14, Benedict XVI approved a miracle attributed to his predecessor, John Paul II. John Paul will now have … 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

The Duke ‘thesis’: Karen Owen’s discovery

A couple days ago, cyberspace started to vibrate with chatter about a provocative research project undertaken by a recent graduate … Continued

Experience G-d to know G-d

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Journey to put God front and center

In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year … Continued

Proposition 8 ruling in California: religion roundup

By Elizabeth Tenety Religion roundup on Prop 8 ruling: In the immediate aftermath of Wednesday’s ruling that deemed Proposition 8, … Continued