Elizabeth Tenety

Elizabeth Tenety is the former editor of On Faith, where she produced "Divine Impulses," On Faith’s video interview series. She studied Theology and Government at Georgetown University and received her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. A New York native, Elizabeth grew up in the home of Catholic news junkies where, somewhere in between watching the nightly news and participating in parish life, she learned to ponder both the superficial and the sacred.

Stories by Elizabeth Tenety

Rick Santorum: Republicans Should Take a Page from Pope Francis

Elizabeth Tenety spoke with Santorum, a Catholic, about faith in Hollywood, social issues in the Pope Francis era and his message for today’s Republican Party.

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Jefferson Bethke: What Modern Evangelicals Don’t Get About God

What kind of religion-hater also talks about his love of Jesus, quotes the Bible like a preacher and wants to re-introduce a radical Christian faith to his seeker generation?

Pope Francis embraces disfigured man in St. Peter’s Square

The image worth a thousand words.

Coming to the Supreme Court: the politics of public prayer

The constitutionality of legislative prayers returns to the Supreme Court after 30 years.

At christening, Prince George becomes Church of England’s newest member — and its future head

Some day, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge will become the leader of the Church of England. First, he needed to … Continued

Pope Francis sends e-mail on Holocaust to American Jewish leader

Pope Francis offers contributes to renewal of Catholic-Jewish relations in the form of a personal e-mail.

The Amish shooter’s wife: Marie Monville finds meaning 7 years later

In coping with her husband’s killing spree and its aftermath, Monville didn’t just cling to God in the shadow of tragedy, but spent her entire life unknowingly preparing for the wreckage she would face.

Pope Francis Interview with Atheist Journalist: Stop ‘Vatican Centric’ Thinking

Eugenio Scalfari’s report shows a pope who rejects blind deference to hierarchy, one who is eager to engage with the world beyond the walls of the church, even when his words may make Catholics uncomfortable.

The Pope Francis Effect: 8 Ways He’s Changing the Catholic Church

So we know by now that Pope Francis is different. But is he changing more than just the tone of … Continued

In wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis sets vision for papacy

The leader of the global Catholic Church chided what he saw as the tendency of some church leaders to focus on “small-minded rules.”

Pope Francis pleads for peace in Syria while prominent Catholic lawmakers support military action

Despite the pope’s plea to put down arms, many Catholic politicians are making a different argument about morality of warfare, particularly around the obligation to use force, when necessary, to protect innocent life.

What Catholic women want

Catholic women leaders see in Pope Francis’s call to action tremendous potential for new conversations about gender in the church and society.

Pope Francis calls for inclusion of gays in society, saying he has no right to ‘judge’

Francis’s brief papacy has been marked by the candor of his comments on atheism, poverty and now, homosexuality.

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Pope Francis, the ‘humble pope’?

Is Pope Francis bringing the mystical office—seen as a living symbol of God’s stewardship of the world—too far down to earth?

STUDY: Catholics dramatically shift views on homosexuality in last decade

The Barna Group released a fascinating study this week which detailed how attitudes about homosexuality and same-sex marriage have shifted … Continued

Religious leaders see ‘tragedy’ and justice in Supreme Court gay marriage decisions

Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … Continued

Is it okay to pray–if you’re an atheist?

A number of atheists “hunger for a transcendent experience” despite their disbelief.

Exodus International ‘reparative therapy’ organization to shut down

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Patriots owner: Tebow’s Christian faith makes him ‘appealing to me’

Over the years, NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s Christian faith has been part of his intrigue to his supporters, and a … Continued

On album ‘Yeezus,’ Kanye West raps ‘I am a God.’ Who are we to disagree?

It’s well-known that West thinks highly of himself, as he’s compared his cultural influence to that of Steve Jobs’s.