Pope Benedict XVI

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Thank you Julia Roberts for keeping us Hindus in the loop

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

What the Most Admired list says about us

By David Waters The 10 men we most admire, according to Gallup, include four U.S. presidents, three world religious leaders, … Continued

Religious newsmakers disappointing

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

Inspiration: flipping the religion news stories of 2010

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

Predictions for Catholic America in 2011

Last year I was 10 for 15, not bad as a winning percentage, but only if you count the “won’t … Continued

Church needs media engagement in 2011

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

No good choices

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

“Dog bites man” stories selected as top religious news of the year

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

Real life faith heroes from 2010

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

Was Muhammad an Advent prophet?

Advent celebrates the scriptural words prophesizing the coming of the Lord. But should we Catholics also include the Muslim Prophet … Continued

Has the Catholic Church done enough?

By Elizabeth Tenety Washington Post religion reporters Michelle Boorstein and William Wan reported Friday that many Catholic priests accused of … Continued

The pedophilia scandals: The punishing news never stops

By Gustav Niebuhr Other than the election of Pope Benedict XVI five years ago, news stories about the Roman Catholic … Continued

Pope Benedict: what the media left out

By Rev. Robert Barron Over a period of about 15 years, in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, the German journalist … Continued

Making the Internet moral

Today’s guest blogger is Chris Stedman, an IFYC alum; the Interfaith and Community Service Fellow for the Humanist Chaplaincy at … Continued

Theology by soundbite: Pope Benedict’s condom statement

By Jenn Giroux Speaking the truth is not always easy. But for some, hearing the truth is even harder. This … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI, secular liberals misunderstand homosexuality

Editor’s note: In a book-length interview published Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI tells journalist Peter Seewald that “Homosexuality is incompatible with … Continued

Could this be the pope’s Trojan Horse?

Along with other faith leaders who have spent the past thirty years of our lives working to stop the spread … Continued

Woman, man, transsexual

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued

Condoms can be ‘pro-life’

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued

Going where no pope has gone before

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued