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Do Young Catholics Even Understand Their Religion?

Millennials are not leaving because the teachings of the Church are not “progressive” enough, but because they themselves do not know the true substance of their faith.

In Brazil, a pope who heals and converts

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives at St. Peter’s Square on June 16, 2013. (Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images) … Continued

Are institutions Catholic enough?

The number of agencies calling themselves big-C “Catholic” will shrink. That is the inevitable result of De Caritate Ministranda , … Continued

Rediscovering the reasons for our existence

AP Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, Washington’s first female and ninth Episcopal Bishop, smiles during her consecration service at the Washington … Continued

With allegations of a ‘nun crackdown,’ the Vatican goes spring cleaning

If everyone could just calm down for a moment regarding the Vatican and nuns, perhaps we could all consider some … Continued

Why Easter changes everything

Unlike Christmas, Easter doesn’t have a crazed shopping season preceding it. It doesn’t have its own tree. It doesn’t spawn … Continued

Palm Sunday lessons from an unlikely Pontius Pilate

The story of the trial, crucifixion and death of Jesus of Nazareth, which is recited, sung and often acted out … 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

It’s not just Santorum who believes in Satan

For many, Rick Santorum is a living, breathing, head-scratching, eyebrow-raising quote machine. In just a week, he can raise the … Continued

Joel Osteen: Loving the sinner, not the sin

When Oprah Winfrey questioned megachurch pastor and best-selling author Joel Osteen on the topic of “homosexuality,” he stated that “homosexuality … Continued

Why the revolution in Egypt could be dangerous for our youth

By Brian Kirk I’ll admit it. I’m as guilty as the next youth pastor. It is so easy to get … Continued

Virginia Episcopalians OK same-sex unions

By Julia Duin The outgoing bishop of New Hampshire, Douglas E. Theuner, right, presents the incoming bishop, V. Gene Robinson, … Continued

An open letter to my Christian friends

Today’s guest blogger is Peter Hong, who pastors New Community Covenant Church, a series of urban, multiethnic churches in the … Continued

Christmas has always belonged to other traditions

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Introverts in evangelical America

By Adam S. McHugh The scowling old man nearly bumped into me as he fled the sanctuary. As I turned … Continued

World Vision leader wins 2010 Christian Book Award

“The Hole in Our Gospel” by Richard Stearns, president and CEO of World Vision, is the winner of the 2010 … Continued

Oral Roberts’s spiritual gifts and errors

The death of Oral Roberts marks a significant milestone in the history of American Christianity. His life, spanning from 1918 … Continued

A deeply spiritual man with a shallow theology

Oral Roberts lived and believed in the American dream. He was also a devoted Christian. The tension between the two … Continued

Southern Baptists Oust Church

The slowly shrinking Southern Baptist Convention voted on Tuesday to sever 125-year-old ties with a Texas church that allowed homosexual … Continued

George Tiller’s Murder a Human Tragedy

The murder of Dr. George Tiller is a human tragedy. If the perpetrator of this violence proves to be someone … Continued