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Father Vincent Capodanno: The potential saint who served in Vietnam

On April 11, the nation witnessed an extraordinary event in the East Room of the White House. President Obama presented … Continued

Does the Catholic Church really respect women, or the men who support them?

March 31, 2013Pope Francis arrives to lead an open-air Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis … Continued

Do Catholics need penance?

VINCENZO PINTO AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead an ordination Mass at St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican … Continued

Mormonsandgays.org: Almost impossible to explain this site

Rather on the QT last week, the LDS Church launched “mormonsandgays.org”, a head-scratcher of a Web site that makes one … Continued

Roman Catholic women priests?

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead an ordination mass at St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on April … Continued

The Monsignor Lynn Conviction and a Decade of Crisis in the Catholic Church

TIM SHAFFER REUTERS Monsignor William Lynn walks from the courthouse after the jury finished deliberating for the day in his … Continued

Priest in lesbian communion-denial saga out at the Washington archdiocese

Greg Dohler/TheGazette Marcel Guarnizo of Saint John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg speaks to protestors Monday morning during a rally … Continued

Too much–or too little–Catholic influence in politics?

The Catholic Church, operating on the doctrine that she is the continuing presence and ministry of Jesus Christ on earth, … Continued

GCB: Good Christian hypocrites

It’s the rare TV series that jumps the shark in the first episode. But ABC’s season premiere of its new … Continued

My life as a married Catholic priest

Rev. R. Scott Hurd Rev. R. Scott Hurd Rev. R. Scott Hurd In the Catholic Church today, there are over … Continued

Is Romney Mormonism’s JFK?

After his successes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Mitt Romney is two crucial steps closer to clinching the 2012 Republican … Continued

Penn State, my final loss of faith

I’m 31, an Iraq war veteran, a Penn State graduate, a Catholic, a native of State College, acquaintance of Jerry … Continued

Why does God allow unemployment to happen to good people?

It’s a question that has vexed religious communities for millennia, and in a time of high unemployment and low prosperity, … Continued

Stephen Colbert: Catholicism’s best pitch man?

The day after Easter, in a small studio in New York City, in the span of three minutes and eleven … 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

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

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

Catholic Archbishop for the Military Services USA: Don’t repeal DADT

By Archbishop Timothy Broglio In a response to a request from the Chiefs of Chaplains of the Armed Forces I … Continued

A digital reformation?

By David Waters While a New Jersey pastor was ordering his married staffers to quit Facebook or resign, a U.S. … Continued

Halloween: sugar-filled revelry or religious ritual?

By Elizabeth TenetyWhy do Americans love Halloween? Halloween, as religion reporters like to remind readers every October 31st, is an … Continued