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Cardinal Dolan and America’s troubled Catholic Church

Cardinal Timothy Dolan waves while processing through St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (Seth Wenig — … Continued

Cardinals searching for a CEO pope who can clean up the mess

With the voting now underway in the election of a new pope, the College of Cardinals will seek a prayerful, … Continued

The role of the Holy Spirit at the papal conclave

Before the cardinals entered the conclave to select the next pope, they first celebrated a special Mass. Then they chanted the … Continued

Bus ads aim to reclaim the meaning of’jihad’

An ad campaign on San Francisco buses is aimed at trying to change public perception of the word “jihad,” which … Continued

Catholic bishop says church’s credibility on sexual abuse is ‘shredded’

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ point man on sexual abuse has said that the hierarchy’s credibility on fixing the problem is … Continued

Despite doubters, mainline Protestant churches are poised for success

Conservative commentators like Rupert Murdoch’s stable and Ross Douthat of The New York Times are feasting on what they perceive … Continued

What atheist groups learned from the Christian Coalition

Clem Britt AP In this file photo, Rev. Pat Robertson, center, talks to attendees at a prayer breakfast at the … Continued

Obama’s prayer breakfast and the still small voice of the Religious Left

View Photo Gallery: Scenes of religious faith meeting politics in the 2012 campaign. Remember that young phenom who “rocked” the 2004 … Continued

Mormons: Not necessarily who you think they are

A substantial accumulation of polling data over the years has given us a pretty clear picture of current public perceptions … Continued

Obama’s Christian and Romney’s Mormon problem

TIM SLOAN AFP/GETTY IMAGES Former Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. While President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt … Continued

MOOZ-lum, the movie

Spoiler Alert!!! The following article presents specific story details about the film, MOOZ-lum. By Usame Tunagur, contributor to Stereotypical … Continued

Seeking peace is faithful to the Constitution

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Why God Won’t Go Away: Reflections on the “New Atheism”

By Alister McGrathKing’s College London and Contributor to The term “New Atheism” was invented in 2006. Gary Wolf was … 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

Mourning Michael Jackson

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach This Friday marks one year since the passing of Michael Jackson. His legacy remains highly controversial. … Continued

Lawless Israel?

By Eric HeinzeProfessor of Law Queen Mary, University of London Israel’s raid on the Mavi Marmara immediately triggered a backlash. … Continued

Praying for the Gulf Coast

By Shari Prestemonexecutive director, Back Bay Mission Biloxi, Miss. Many Back Bay Mission supporters and friends have written and called … Continued

The Muslim American dream

By Imam Faizul Khan Islamic Society of Washington Area Forty or fifty years ago the words Islam and Muslims were … Continued

The Happiness Revolution

By Howard C. Cutlerpsychiatrist, author A piece on the subject of compassion would seem to be a natural fit for … Continued

West of Eden

By Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.Faith Project Director, National Center for Science Education John West recently asked, “Is evolution compatible … Continued