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Twitter and tragedy: A revamped American religious experience

BOSTON — On my first Patriots’ Day in Boston, I was enjoying lunch with several colleagues when someone rushed into … Continued

10 ways to revitalize the Catholic Church

(Andrew Medichini/AP ) Reform is afoot in the Vatican. Pope Francis has tightened the reins on the Vatican bank, worked … Continued

For most Americans, gay equality trumps religious objections

Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … Continued

COMMENTARY: Refusing service in the name of religion is never acceptable

In Vermont, a country inn declined to provide a wedding reception for a same-sex marriage. In Hawaii, the owner of … Continued

Got democracy? From Egypt to the U.S., religion and secularism must embrace women’s rights

Morsi opponents in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The photograph in the back is of Egyptian Army Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, who … Continued

From Cairo, with faith in God

Opponents of Morsi pray in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Anti-Morsi protesters have set up camp in the square, the site … Continued

The real fights over gay marriage are just starting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, while historic, didn’t settle the issue. In fact, they fuel it. … Continued

Yes, you can be gay and Christian

A same sex marriage advocate waves a rainbow flag at a protest in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP ) The … Continued

To the atheists behind the Florida monument: Welcome to the public square!

Planned Monument to Atheism Will Rise at Florida Courthouse As the old saying goes, what’s sauce for the goose is … Continued

My National Day of Prayer petition? Reason.

Today is the National Day of Prayer. Today is also the National Day of Reason. Take your pick. Or take … Continued