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It’s God’s creation. Let’s protect it.

Glacier National Park. (Glacier National Park Service/ ) Americans are heading into the final weeks before their summer vacations become … Continued

St. Louis Cardinals remove cross from pitcher’s mound

ST. LOUIS — There’s controversy at the mound at Busch Stadium, and it has nothing to do with who’s pitching … Continued

Vatican newspaper compares marriage equality to communism

VATICAN CITY — Faced with recent setbacks in the United States and in Europe, the Catholic Church has intensified its … Continued

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Sandy Hook funerals: 4 ways to respond

Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post Wally Dawall of Gaithersburg, Md., right, and Ray Schlegel of College Park, Md., pay … Continued

War on Christmas: A holiday tradition for all

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A believer in the spirit of Christmas, Vikki Hill stands for hours a day holding a placard for … Continued

Former minister: ‘We atheists love this time of year like everyone else’

REUTERS People view a display showing the nativity scene in Palisades Park in Santa Monica, Calif. in this Dec. 12, … Continued

Controversial’Mojave Cross’ to return to Calif. Desert

It’s been debated for more than a decade, covered with a wooden box and stolen. But on Veterans Day, a … Continued

Episcopal clergy convicted after N.Y. “Occupy” demonstration

NEW YORK — A retired Episcopal bishop and a Harlem priest were among seven people convicted Monday (June 18) on … Continued

Santa Monica park displays banned after atheist dispute

The city council of Santa Monica, Calif., has voted to halt unattended, private displays in a public park after a … Continued

How Pope Benedict could shape religious freedom in Cuba

Fourteen years ago, Pope John Paul II, great champion of freedom and warrior against communism, visited the island of Cuba. … Continued

Heartless capitalism a ‘deadly sin’?

Mitt Romney in an infamous photo taken during his time at Bain. There is a rough underbelly to capitalism. Newt … Continued

The impossibility of a socialist Jesus

Jesus was “pro-socialist,” American Christians are in thrall to Ayn Rand, and the early Apostles concocted a system of “egalitarian … Continued

Should Christians be socialists?

LUCAS JACKSON REUTERS A Wall Street sign hangs on a signpost in front of the New York Stock Exchange August … Continued

Fighting anti-union conspiracy

The Wisconsin governor’s proposal to repair the state budget has acquired the characteristics of a conspiracy. Catholic teaching (Caritas in … Continued

No good choices

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

Why I want to believe in Christmas

I love Christmas. I have always loved Christmas. I love the trees and the lights and the ornaments and the … Continued

Peace, love & Lennon

In an age when heroes are routinely deconstructed and where human frailty is celebrated with more vigor than virtue, it’s … Continued

Pulpit fiction

By David Waters Dozens of defiant Christian ministers across the country defied IRS warnings and turned their sermons into partisan … Continued

A chance at greatness

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

American religious freedom real and enviable

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued