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Saint G.K. Chesterton? Some delight, others worry about effort to canonize writer

CANTERBURY, England — Christians and Jews are mounting campaigns for and against a path to sainthood for British writer G.K. Chesterton … Continued

The remarkable power of the charisma pope

Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate World Youth Day. (Mario Tama/GETTY IMAGES ) While much of the public … Continued

Catholic bishop stumps for the GOP. Why?

(TONY GENTILE/REUTERS ) Catholic bishops have their party affiliations just like other Americans. Bishops also have the right to be … Continued

Immigration as redemption for U.S. bishops

Washington’s 2013 effort at comprehensive immigration reform offers a chance at redemption to the United States bishops. For what I … Continued

Jews, Sikhs, Hindus root for fellow believers in Olympics

Americans cheered when Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass., won a gold medal on Tuesday (July 31) in the women’s all-around … Continued

Joel Osteen: ‘Homosexuality is a sin’

By Elizabeth Tenety Known for his focus on uplifting Christian messages and ability to stay away from controversial social and … Continued

Pulpit fiction

By David Waters Dozens of defiant Christian ministers across the country defied IRS warnings and turned their sermons into partisan … Continued

Immigration, charity and national integrity

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Illegal Immigration and Christian Values

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

The Manhattan Declaration

By Timothy Georgefounding dean, Beeson Divinity School Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical leaders have come together to reaffirm fundamental truths about … Continued

Random violence, shared responsibility

The tragedy at Fort Hood yesterday was heart-wrenching and horrific; but it was mind-numbingly familiar. Another spasm of violence at … Continued

Separation of Church and Flag

An African American organization within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has canceled plans to hold its National Convocation in … Continued

Jews, Blessed Charlie and Catholic Holy Week

I remember how on Good Friday we Catholics once prayed for the “perfidious Jews.” Dutifully, I asked a seminary professor … Continued

Evangelical Call for Endorsements

Jesus ate with reviled tax collectors, a scandal to religious authorities at the time, but as far as I can … 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