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Navy Yard shooting: Haven’t we been here before? Let’s not end up here again.

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been here … Continued

Benedict the meek: How a quiet man’s pontificate shaped Millennials

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he arrives in St Peter’s Square for his … Continued

The Catholic Church goes online

MAX ROSSI Pope Benedict XVI’s twitter account is pictured on a smart phone in front of the Twitter logo displayed … Continued

Does the Higgs boson undermine God?

FABRICE COFFRINI AFP/GETTY IMAGES Traces of proton-proton collisions events measured by European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the Compact … Continued

For Muslims, birth control is a moral issue

Birth control is a moral issue. Not because the God who created the universe in all its glory and complexity … Continued

Tim Tebow, faith and the Super Bowl

   View Photo Gallery: The quarterback for the Denver Broncos has become a polarizing figure in football, in part because of … 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

Why Christians should support health care rationing

By Charles C. Camosy Photo credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari — Associated Press Photo. It’s coming.  Health care reform, Round II. … Continued

‘Tis the season for an art controversy at the Smithsonian

By Marci A. Hamilton This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War … Continued

God is always there, even as we vote

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Comedy saves America: the Stewart and Colbert rallies

For many years, a wonderful seminary colleague of mine taught a class called “Humor as Healing and Grace.” Humor is … Continued

Are we brave enough for faith?

Martha Woodroof Round 4 Are we brave enough for faith . . . Martha note: This is round four of … Continued

Depends….. on the lens you are wearing

The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ of all religions, the idea that … Continued

God is One, but humanity is not

No matter how many times you divide infinity, it remains infinite. The same is true for the infinite God. God … Continued

Profaning creation

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

Vatican chooses pragmatism over principle

The recent revelations of documents related to the case of the late Father Lawrence Murphy have brought the sexual abuse … Continued

Seize the day

Question: What is your vision of heaven? What images from scripture, tradition or your own personal experience describe it best? … Continued

Walling off the Witnesses

By Joel P. Engardiofilmmaker When it comes to Jehovah’s Witnesses sharing Watchtower magazines and Bible messages door-to-door, I’m impressed by … Continued

Haiti and God: searching for meaning and making sense

Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or a … Continued

Rescuing ‘jihad’ from the terrorists

There’s a verse from the Holy Qur’an which says: “Behold, We have created you all out of a father and … Continued