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What Prabhjot Singh’s attackers didn’t know about him

This summer, I walked through sweltering Harlem on a lazy, muggy afternoon to meet up with Prabhjot Singh. Friends at … Continued

Philip Berg dies; controversial kabbalah rabbi with celebrity followers

On a trip to Israel in 1964, Philip Berg, a high-flying insurance salesman from Brooklyn, crossed paths with an aging … Continued

Do Young Catholics Even Understand Their Religion?

Millennials are not leaving because the teachings of the Church are not “progressive” enough, but because they themselves do not know the true substance of their faith.

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

Support grows for fired gay Catholic schoolteacher

LOS ANGELES — Support for a Roman Catholic high school teacher fired for marrying his same-sex partner continued to grow … Continued

An old-school confessional revives saying ‘I’m sorry’

DERBY, Conn. — The Rev. Janusz Kukulka can’t say for sure that his parishioners are sinning more, but they sure … Continued

The terrorists next door

For many of the self-radicalized, their religious education begins not in the family, but in fundamentalist groups or with radical … Continued

Catholic bishop returns petitions to ousted gay man

NEW YORK — The story of a Long Island Catholic ousted from his parish jobs for marrying his male partner … Continued

Gay Catholic delivers 18,000 signatures to bishop asking to be reinstated

NEW YORK — A gay man ousted from posts at his Long Island parish after a critic complained that he … Continued

Allow nuns as U.S. military chaplains

It is time for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA to consider allowing nuns to serve as … Continued

Longtime gay parishioner booted from church posts

NEW YORK — As Catholic leaders try to signal a new tone of welcome for gays in the church, fresh … Continued

Creationism and taxes in Louisiana

In 1785, the commonwealth of Virginia considered a bill that would fund “teachers of the Christian Religion.” James Madison, who … Continued

The faithful’s doubt is our saving grace

I met a man last week who hoped to study grace. A funeral director from Tennessee, he knew grace when … Continued

Theologian questions how ex-Mormon bishop’s daughter casts church in book

Political commentator and former Mormon bishop’s daughter Tricia Erickson has engaged in discussions on television and in social media about … Continued

Godmother enjoys 24-hour role in non-traditional wedding

Almost two weekends ago, I married my goddaughter. This is neither a confession of near-incest nor a rant for same-sex … Continued

Film traces Southern preacher’s trip to hell and back

ATHENS, Ala. — Black and white. Heaven and hell. Right and wrong. Blur or question those lines, and, well, all … Continued

Parents take teaching Hinduism into their own hands

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Children are usually the primary complainers about Sunday school, but when Mudita Bahadur started looking for … Continued

Vatican: U.S. Catholic sisters, nuns making serious theological errors

View Photo Gallery: In light of the Vatican’s action on Wednesday, here is a list of nuns who have become known in the … Continued

Turkey, key U.S. ally, cited for religious freedom woes

WASHINGTON — Turkey stands as a new and controversial addition to an annual list of the worst offenders of religious … Continued

Loving Judaism but questioning Israel

If politics are personal, then let me say this. I love almost everything about the Judaism I practice: Born into … Continued