Cathy Lynn Grossman | Religion News Service


Cathy Lynn Grossman is a senior national correspondent for Religion News Service, specializing in stories drawn from research and statistics on religion, spirituality and ethics, and manager for social media. She joined RNS in 2013 after 23 years with USA TODAY, where she created the religion and ethics beat for the national newspaper.

Stories by Cathy Lynn Grossman | Religion News Service

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As Megachurches Boom, Big Concerns Rise

Attendance is still high, but people worship less often and Gen-Xers are drifting away.

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“Nones” Like Church More Than You’d Think

Americans with no religious identity are open to stopping by church from time to time.

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Christians Are Losing Ground as “Nones” Are Soaring in America

The latest Pew report’s findings will ricochet through American faith, culture, and politics.

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Millennials: The ‘Don’t Judge Generation’ on Sexual Morality

Young adults’ views on moral issues are a long way from what some major religions preach.

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Does Faith-Based Aid Come with Strings Attached?

Leaders of faith-based nonprofits say that faith and foreign aid can’t be separated.

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Science vs. Religion Is Really a Three-Way Split

“Post-Seculars” are religious and scientifically minded, but break with both packs when the two collide.

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What’s God Got to Do with Football Devotion?

A new study says that many Americans think God has a hand in the outcome of sporting events.

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The Billy Graham Crusade that Made “Unbroken” Possible

Two nights in 1949 changed Billy Graham, Louis Zamperini, and American evangelicalism.

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Hobby Lobby President Says New Museum’s Only Mission Is the Bible

For Steve Green, controversy over his Museum of the Bible simply proves the holy book’s timeless intrigue.

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Poll: More Americans Want More Religion in Public Life

A new Pew Research Center survey shows more Americans worrying about the decline of religious influence in policy and politics.

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More Diversity, More Drums for U.S. Churches

A new study finds more congregations are open to gays lesbians, racial diversity, and exuberant worship experiences.

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Most Americans Say U.S. Should Shelter Child Migrants

A recent survey found that most Americans support offering aid to child refugees and migrants, rather than deporting them immediately.

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Recent Pew Survey Reveals How Americans Feel About Religious Groups

Americans view Jews and Christians warmly, while atheists and Muslims get the cold shoulder.

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Awaiting Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling, Public Favors Contraception Mandate

In the showdown over Obamacare, the core legal question is whether a private company has religious rights.

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Poll Finds Americans Lie about Church Attendance

A new study finds that people lie to pollsters about how often they attend church.

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What Is Satanism? An Overview of “a Different Path”

Don’t confuse Satanism with paganism or Wicca. It’s a category of religion unto itself.

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Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green Stands On Faith Against Obamacare Mandate

Is it the job of government to decide whether one’s beliefs are worthwhile and sincere?

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Behind the Numbers: Religious ‘Nones’ May Not Be Who You Think They Are

The growing group of “nones” include many more unbranded believers than atheists, and an increasingly diverse racial and ethnic mix.

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Science Group, Evangelicals Push New Collaboration

Science and religion already co-exist. But a new organization hopes they get along even better — and for the good of society.

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Disputes over birth control fuel Obamacare fight

The fight over contraception in Obamacare remains a fight over when life begins.