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Petraeus may have fallen from pedestal, but woe to the ‘fallen woman’

Upon learning of the infidelity charges (trumped up) against his wife Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII, in the version of … Continued

Rita Wilson’s big fat Greek Orthodox Easter

Peter Kramer AP Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the premiere of “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” at the … Continued

The religion and politics of division

Last week, the Christianity police, in the persons of Rick Santorum and Franklin Graham, came forward to discredit the president’s … Continued

‘Is Nicki Minaj possessed?’ asks Catholic League president

Chris Pizzello Associated Press Nicki Minaj, right, arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in … Continued

Bishop of Episcopal Diocese calls for marriage equality in Maryland

A recent Washington Post poll revealed an intriguing, and, to me, distressing dynamic regarding the role of religion in the … Continued

Searching for accountability in the Holocaust Torah scrolls’ scam

I cannot for the life of me decide, with apologies to Shakespeare’s Lafeu in All’s Well That Ends Well, whether … Continued

What would it take for you to really live your faith?

It baffles me why so many politicians who tout their Christian credentials are millionaires. They claim they’re willing to follow … Continued

A feminine face for the antiabortion movement

When I spoke to one of the nation’s most prominent antiabortion activists this week, she was in the car, rushing … Continued

Rick Santorum to Piers Morgan: Believing ‘eternal truths’ on homosexuality is not ‘bigotry’

Former Pennsylvania Senator and GOP presidential Bruce Smith AP Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum leaves a speaking engagement in Charleston, … Continued

Going public with faith

When the suicide bomb exploded as worshippers left New Year’s mass at a Coptic church in Alexandria, 21 people died … Continued

Shared commitment to women and children

By Rev. Richard Cizik and Rev. Debra W. Haffner They say that politics makes strange bedfellows, and perhaps they are … Continued

Organized religion is big business

By Martha Woodroof The Washington National Cathedral, photographed by Jonathan Newton– The Washington Post It’s the economy, stupid . . … Continued

Obama at National Prayer Breakfast: Presidency has ‘deepened my faith’

By Elizabeth Tenety President Obama gave Americans a peek into the spiritual life of a president Thursday, speaking at the … Continued

Trust the Egyptian people

Egyptian anti-government protesters chant slogans as they stand atop an Egyptian army tank during a protest in Tahrir Square in … Continued

Elton John cover controversy: Is a gay dad ‘sexually provocative’?

By Elizabeth Tenety Image published with permission of @jennhudd What’s offensive about a photo of two beaming parents cradling their … Continued

‘Tis the season for personal reinvention

By Martha Woodroof ‘Tis the season of personal reinvention. Armed with hope and good intentions, most of us see a … Continued

No Easy Decision, indeed

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life Watching “No Easy Decision” was very much like watching a typical day … Continued

Inspiration: flipping the religion news stories of 2010

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

Arizona hospital no longer ‘Catholic’ after abortion to save mother’s life

By Elizabeth Tenety When an 11-weeks pregnant woman suffering serious health complications entered St. Joseph’s Hospital, a Catholic medical center … Continued

Rabbi showdown: Nearly 1,000 condemn ruling about leasing land to non-Jews

By Michelle Boorstein Nearly 1,000 mostly American rabbis have signed a petition condemning a recent ruling by a group of … Continued