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The new (old) Catholic Church

On the Feast of the Holy Family, I went to Mass in my hometown’s Cathedral in Colorado Springs – a … Continued

The Antichrist next door

Proximity to a target often removes its appeal, especially when antichrists are involved. Perhaps Michele Bachmann dissed her Lutheran denomination’s … Continued

Reference to Jesus’ wife

Buzz still abounds about a Harvard scholar’s discovery of a fourth-century Coptic papyrus that provides clues as to what early … Continued

President Obama’s faith challenge at the Democratic National Convention

AP President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he arrives at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport for the Democratic National Convention … Continued

White supremacy: The real ‘homegrown’ terrorism

GETTY IMAGES WHEATON, IL – AUGUST 06: Guests attend an interdenominational candlelight vigil at the Illinois Sikh Community Center August, … Continued

Bill Maher mocks Tim Tebow’s faith in controversial tweet

© Fred Prouser / Reuters REUTERS Comedian Bill Maher’s controversial tweet about Jesus and Tim Tebow has some calling for … Continued

Understanding the Catholic approach to the paranormal

John Madill AP Dan Smith of St. Joseph, Mich, has been decorating his yard for twenty-one years, including a haunted … Continued

Should atheist chaplains serve the military?

PETER PARKS AFP/GETTY IMAGES TOPSHOTS US soldiers from 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regimental Combat Team 8 return to Camp Pheonix … Continued

From fearing Islam to loving Muslims

Bob Roberts was converted in Afghanistan. That’s a long way from deep East Texas where he grew up. The Afghan … Continued

Chaplain’s role is to teach the faith

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Texas school board fights Islamic bias with Christian bias

By David Waters The Texas state board of education, which last May scrubbed “anti-Christian bias” from history textbooks that have … Continued

Why God Won’t Go Away: Reflections on the “New Atheism”

By Alister McGrathKing’s College London and Contributor to The term “New Atheism” was invented in 2006. Gary Wolf was … Continued

Dissecting Presidential Theology is not an American Tradition

There have now been billions of words (to which On Faith has made a considerable contribution) written about President Obama’s … Continued

I have a dream, too

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Morocco is not the problem

By Menachem Z. Rosensaftprofessor, Cornell Law School I take no position on whether countries should prohibit religious proselytizing. Over the … Continued

Tweeting Death

In what is being called the “Executioner’s Tweet,” Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff tweeted updates concerning the execution of convicted … Continued

Why Obama’s Cairo speech didn’t change perceptions

By Roland Schatzfounder and editor in chief Media Tenor Research Institute At the gathering at the Bibliotheka Alexendrina, the dominant … Continued

Political Christians

How many kinds of Christians are there? Here’s a partial list: Amish, Assembly of God, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Science, Evangelical, … Continued

Suffer the little immigrant children

By Anthea ButlerUniversity of Pennsylvania and The First Lady’s recent encounter with a young girl who admitted that her … Continued

Earth stewardship – a complex issue for “People of the Book”

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it … Continued