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Could Pope Francis make women cardinals?

RNS () — Could a woman vote for the next pope? Pope Francis has said repeatedly that he wants to … Continued

50 years ago, Vatican II changed the Catholic Church _ and the world

Fifty years ago on Thursday (Oct. 11), hundreds of elaborately robed leaders strode into St. Peter’s Basilica in a massive … Continued

Tim Tebow and the second coming

There are a lot of fans out there who believe that Tim Tebow may be the Second Coming of Jesus … Continued

In defense of the complementary view of gender

Like every other human institution, religion has managed to do tremendous damage to the human dignity of both men and … Continued

Truth and freedom: a just peace paradigm shift

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

Elizabeth Edwards versus marriage pessimists

Truly sad news in Wednesday’s papers tells us that Elizabeth Edwards’s longtime foe, her cancer, finally overwhelmed that very strong … Continued

On Churches and Dictators: The Pope Comes to Britain

By Eric Heinze If Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t go down as one of history’s most beloved pontiffs, he’ll certainly go … 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

More sin and salvation at the Southern Baptist Convention

By David Waters It’s a shame that this year’s Southern Baptist Convention didn’t get more attention from the news media. … Continued

Welcome back to medieval times

The recently passed law in Ireland against blasphemy, which threatens $35,000 fines for any person who “publishes or utters matter … Continued

Two avenging angels in Ireland

Q: What was the most important religion story of 2009? 2009 was the year in which – finally – thousands … Continued

Abolishing the death penalty

By Rev. Geoffrey Black, Rev. Linda Jaramillo, and Rabbi David Saperstein Many December holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa alike … Continued

Just as easy (and hard) to be good (and bad) without God

Q: Is there good without God? Can people be good without God? How can people be good, in the moral … Continued

Rage, Racism And American Unreason

We have entered what columnist Kathleen Parker calls “a political era of uninhibited belligerence,” that is finding expression in sermons, … Continued

A Slave to Principle

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler Only U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa saw the problem with a plaque honoring … Continued

Risking a Fearful Judgment

President Obama, through presidential fiat, decided experimenting on potential human beings will expand. Without study and by proclamation, the President … Continued

Obama’s Arrogance and God’s Judgment

President Obama, through presidential fiat, decided experimenting on potential human beings will expand. Without study and by proclamation, the President … Continued

ACLU: Theocrats in Reverse

Nothing makes an ideologue madder than actual people. People have the obstinate desire to live their own lives, refusing to … Continued

Obama The Unchurched: It Was Good Enough For Lincoln

Barack Obama had no choice but to resign his church membership, after the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s fiery comments about race … Continued

Religion No Panacea For Social Injustice

People who are living longer with AIDS and HIV today owe their continued existence not to religion or religious leaders … Continued