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4 Characteristics of Emotionally Healthy Churches

Pastors should follow these practices before making any hasty decisions.

How to Get Millennials Interested in Organized Religion

For all the talk of young adults leaving religion, many communities of faith are seeing growth among Millennials. Here are seven things they’re doing right.

I Broke the Law with My Son (for Jesus)

A little law-breaking goes a long way to show that faith is about taking a stand.

Vatican urges a slowdown in the rush to reform

ROME — Pope Francis has earned headlines worldwide with his reform-minded comments on any number of topics, from the church … Continued

Lutherans take surprise step in electing female presiding bishop

RNS () — What started as just another church assembly turned into a historic one for the Evangelical Lutheran Church … Continued

Vatican plays politics with American sisters and nuns

I would be lying if I wrote that I was not hurt by the reaffirmation of the censure of the … Continued

3 ways for Cardinal Dolan to show his ‘love’ for gay people

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan took to This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Easter morning to talk about, among other … Continued

Feminism and the future of the Catholic Church

This commentary is adapted from a Berkley Center lecture delivered at Georgetown University on November 5, 2012. The unexpected election … Continued

Despite censures, Womenpriests movement grows

If heading a religious community is a lonely job for any woman, a Catholic Womenpriest might be the loneliest of … Continued

ISO leaders who can act like grown-ups

I just spent a wonderful and encouraging weekend with a church leadership team from Reisterstown, Md. I came away filled … Continued

The Catholic Church needs a sex talk

Here in the papal interregnum, rumors fly about a shady cabal of Vatican officials who may—or may not—be subject to … Continued

Wanted by American nuns: A pope who listens to and appreciates female leadership

Florence Deacon wants a new pope “with experience of living with a lot of ordinary folks. Someone who understands the … Continued

What lies ahead for the Mormons?

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST The Mormon LDS Temple and State Capitol are reflected in a business window in Salt … Continued

Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon dies at 92

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, revered as a messiah within his Unification Church but regarded by many others as a … Continued

Pennsylvania pastor and church charged in mock raid, kidnapping

HARRISBURG, Pa. — It was supposed to be a realistic lesson on the dangers missionaries sometimes face overseas. But after … Continued

Rick Santorum: The evangelical’s Catholic candidate?

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES MANCHESTER, NH – JANUARY 06: Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (C) pats a … Continued

The rock and the sand castle

By Grady E. Meansauthor Five years ago, Bill Byron, the Jesuit former president of Catholic University and pastor of Holy … Continued

Pure religion in Haiti

In the wake of the earthquake in Haiti that left millions of lives shattered, the world saw, and continues to … Continued

Blaming Men is not Good Theology

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued

Obama to Meet with Mormon President

When President Obama meets with Mormon president Thomas S. Monson this afternoon, it’s safe to say that Obama is not … Continued