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Nuns: The Newest (and Best) Superheroes

Ten fearless sisters who have dedicated their lives to vital social causes.

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Is James Foley a Martyr?

The American journalist’s murder by the Islamic State has Christians debating whether he should be considered a martyr.

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From 30,000 Feet, Pope Francis Reaches Out to Beijing

The pontiff’s flight over China and his corresponding telegram to President Xi Jinping carry historic significance.

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Rare Religious Harmony at Risk in the City of Four Cultures

How long can Melilla, Spain live up to its reputation as a city of peacefully coexisting Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Hindus?

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The Catholic Faith or Libertarianism: Pick One

Dave Brat is the latest Catholic to rise to political power by claiming libertarian bona fides. But libertarianism and Catholicism are incompatible.

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Meet the ‘Evangelical’ Catholics Who Are Remaking the GOP

A few prominent Republicans are emblematic of the new religious amalgam that has helped refashion denominational differences.

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Globe-Trotting Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Is Almost 84, and Working Harder Than Ever

The retired archbishop of Washington is enjoying a second wind under Pope Francis and loving every minute of it.

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Seven Religious Sites to See in Brazil for World Cup Travelers

Home to the largest number of Catholics in the world, Brazil attracts pilgrims all year with these inspiring holy sites.

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Will We See Our Four-Legged Friends in Heaven?

I hope our beloved pets will be waiting for us in heaven. But Christians disagree over the possibility of an animal afterlife.

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The Problem with Biblical Authority

Even the great creeds have screened out the central Biblical message of the coming of God’s kingdom.

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U.S. Nuns Haunted by Dead Jesuit: The Ghost of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Why a controversial Jesuit theologian from the early twentieth century is in vogue today.

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Top 10 Reasons We’re Glad A Catholic Colbert Is Taking Over Letterman’s “Late Show”

How might we love Stephen Colbert as the “Late Show” host? Let us count the ways.

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Why Catholics See the Bible Differently than Protestants

The story behind the Catholic approach to Scripture.

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Pairing Pilates and Prayer

Two pilate instructors launch SoulCore, a “Mary-led and Holy Spirit-led” workout with the prayers of the Catholic Rosary.

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Lent 101

Making sense of ashes, fish and fasting during the annual 40-day penitential period.

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“I don’t turn the cheek”: Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly on His Faith Factor

Bill O’Reilly on why he wrote a book on Jesus and why being a loving neighbor can include “taking my neighbor apart.”

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Catholicism Is Sexy and We Know it

Why many of our most sexual — and powerful — pop culture performances depend on Catholicism.

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Venture Capital Catholicism

Pope Francis presents a model for risk-taking religion. A Catholic church in decline has no choice but to take heed.

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Pope of the evangelicals

Conservative Protestants have long viewed the head of the Catholic Church with suspicion. Why are they embracing Pope Francis?

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Scooby-Doo and Mystery Incorporated remove mask of “monster” Benedict to reveal Francis

Our friends at Eye of the Tiber share some breaking news on Pope Benedict.