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Georgetown University not ‘Catholic’?

(Simon Brubaker/THE WASHINGTON POST) Wiliam Blatty, author of The Exorcist and well-known Georgetown alum, recently grabbed media attention when he … Continued

What’s a ‘Faitheist’? Chris Stedman explains

As the assistant humanist chaplain at Harvard University, Chris Stedman coordinates its “Values in Action” program. In his recent book, … Continued

Desmond Tutu: ‘We need to be able to listen’

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is scheduled to receive an honorary degree and give Gonzaga University’s commencement speech on May 13, despite … Continued

On family planning, does the Catholic Church represent Catholics?

Riccardo De Luca AP Pope Benedict XVI leaves after an audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, … Continued

A (Hindu) Christmas Carol?

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Should Christians practice yoga? Shouldn’t everyone?

By David Waters Yoga, the Hindu-inspired spiritual practice that bears a strong resemblance to stretching, is said to relieve pain … Continued

Creative tension: ‘Purpose Driven,’ vs. ‘Retro’ Catholics

I avoid writing about “liberal” and “conservative” Catholics. These terms are too easily politicized as Democrats v. Republicans. Moreover, the … Continued

God is One, but humanity is not

No matter how many times you divide infinity, it remains infinite. The same is true for the infinite God. God … Continued

Muslim pluralism problems

Recent attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt and firebomb attacks on churches in Malaysia have raised major concerns about deteriorating … Continued

Apostasy and Religious Pluralism

On Saturday, Aug. 1, after several days of rioting and violence over allegations that Christians had desecrated the Quran, an … Continued

The New Christian Interfaith Leaders

Today’s guest blogger is Hannah McConnaughay, an Outreach Education and Training Associate at the Interfaith Youth Core. Hannah graduated in … Continued

We Will Build our Gallows

A Baltimore mother accused of joining a cult and starving her child says she was acting on her religious beliefs. … Continued

Being Friends with Jesus and Others

By Gene DavenportProfessor Emeritus of Religion, Lambuth University When the interfaith group of which I am a part began a … Continued

Seeking Common Ground between Muslims and Christians

Editor’s Note: The author will moderate a discussion with three Jesuit panelists on the topic “Muslims and Christians: Where Do … Continued

Only Bad Capitalists Go to Heaven

The Catholic Church teaches that only bad capitalists go to heaven. If you are a “good” capitalist who believes in … Continued

A Common Word for Christians, Muslims

A dark and dangerous storm of Christian-Muslim tensions is menacing the world in which we live. Not since the days … Continued

American Law and Shariah are Incompatible

In thousands of Islamist madrasas worldwide, Muslim youth are being told that their fundamental choice is between going to hell … Continued

Lovely Language, Ugly Words

In my opinion, it’s fine to do the Catholic Mass in Latin, if the priest and the audience want to. … Continued

The Challenge of Pluralism

I think that there are some violent people who profess the Muslim faith, but that does not mean that Islam … Continued

Learn About Other Faiths? Yes. Mandatory? NO!

For many people, religion is not just another academic subject like literature or math. Religion is also a system of … Continued