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Sin: Making Sense Out of Nonsense

Love the sinner, hate the sin? That doesn’t work for atheists. But even we can make sense of sin.

ANALYSIS: The ‘Breaking Bad’ finale was great. But was it good?

WARNING: More spoilers below than the Book of Revelation. (RNS) Nearly a week after the “Breaking Bad” finale aired, the … Continued

Do young Catholics even understand their religion?

(Andrew Medichini/AP ) Bishop Fulton Sheen, the earliest and perhaps best known Catholic televangelist, once famously said, “There are not … Continued

Obama extols a biblical vision of equality for all in second inaugural

A presidential inauguration is by tradition the grandest ritual of America’s civil religion, but President Obama took the oath of … Continued

Is work a punishment from God?

On the first Monday of September, America honors working stiffs by taking a paid day off. But does Labor Day … Continued

A Heavenly Father for this life

“The idea that the universe invites me to pursue Heavenly Father’s perfection stirs and moves me, inspires my thinking, and … Continued

Are GOP candidates playing the race card?

David Goldman AP Kenneth Dansby, center, of Greenville, S.C., confronts Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, right, at … Continued

Christmas means the redistribution of wealth

Pier Paolo Cito AP Workers check the branches of a Christmas tree that was placed in St. Peter’s Square at … Continued

Educating fundamentalists

If there is one thing that infuriates defenders of the faiths about atheists, it is that we keep pointing out … Continued

The view of the UN from Israel

Last week, on business in New York, I phoned home to learn that Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES Prime Minister of … Continued