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Pope Francis Interview with Atheist Journalist: Stop ‘Vatican Centric’ Thinking

Eugenio Scalfari’s report shows a pope who rejects blind deference to hierarchy, one who is eager to engage with the world beyond the walls of the church, even when his words may make Catholics uncomfortable.

Pope Francis hearts atheists

Atheists search for a response to the heartfelt new Pontiff.

Liberation theology finds new welcome in Pope Francis’ Vatican

VATICAN CITY — A progressive theological current that emphasizes the Catholic Church’s closeness to the poor and the marginalized but … Continued

Pope Francis is lots of hope, very little change

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis … Continued

What do the religiously unaffiliated pray for?

A stained glass window glows, restored and then donated to the Museum of Divine Statues, is seen beyond a statue … Continued

Pope Francis and the long shadow of Argentina’s “Dirty War’’

WASHINGTON — In 1974, when the Rev. Jorge Bergoglio was the top Jesuit in his native Argentina, a former nightclub … Continued

Why the first Jesuit pope is a big deal

Jesuits are bound by oath not to seek higher office in the Roman Catholic Church, and now one of them … Continued

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio elected as Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY — Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis on Wednesday (March 13), after only two … Continued

Exhibit highlights blacks’ connection to Scripture

NEW YORK — A new exhibit at New York’s Museum of Biblical Art makes one point clear and inescapable: Biblical … Continued

Q&A with hip-hop expert Monica Miller

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hip-hop’s all the rage at universities and seminaries these days. Scholars parse its angry and often violent … Continued

Was Cardinal Carlo Martini the last liberal Catholic bishop?

VATICAN CITY — With the recent death of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, Catholics who call for church reform on issues … Continued

Jeremiah Wright’s resurrection

Chip Somodevilla Getty Images As Jeremiah Wright is once again thrust into the political spotlight, we must ask ourselves if … Continued

Republican strategist: Use Jeremiah Wright ties against Obama

Rogelio V. Solis AP In this March 25, 2012 file photo, Rev. Jeremiah Wright speaks in Jackson, Miss. A super … Continued

The pointless fight over divestment

Mainline Protestant churches — Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians and others — were once the church of the establishment but are now … Continued

Why Ross Douthat thinks we’re ‘a nation of heretics’

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat doesn’t mince words in his new book “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation … 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

5 questions with Dr. Cornel West on Occupy Wall Street

The following is excerpted from a recent interview between On Faith’s Sally Quinn and Dr. Cornel West. A full transcript … Continued

Freedom: secularism’s gift to the world

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

Muslim liberation theology on the march

Egyptian Muslim clerics join a demonstration on February 1, 20 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters … Continued

Spiritual power in war

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued