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Globe-Trotting Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Is Almost 84, and Working Harder Than Ever

The retired archbishop of Washington is enjoying a second wind under Pope Francis and loving every minute of it.

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In Disfigured Man, Pope Francis Saw Jesus

In his embrace with a disfigured man in St. Peter’s Square, the pope saw more than we might initially realize or understand.

A rabbi and a sharia court judge walk into an auditorium

What are a Jewish rabbi and a Muslim Sharia court judge doing together on a speaking tour? I like to … Continued

Suzan Johnson Cook defends her work on religious freedom and explains why she left

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, who resigned this month as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said she left for … Continued

Hollywood looks to the Bible for screenplay potential

NEW YORK — Studios and filmmakers are rediscovering a classic text as source material for upcoming mainstream films: the Bible. … Continued

Victim of NJ yeshiva teacher’s sex abuse speaks at sentencing, urges others to come forward

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A New Jersey boy whose family was shunned by their Orthodox Jewish community after he went … Continued

Suzan Johnson Cook to resign as religious freedom ambassador

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will announce this week that she is … Continued

‘12 Years a Slave’ prompts calls for racial reconciliation

WASHINGTON — The new movie “12 Years a Slave” may depict a bygone era in American history, but religious leaders … Continued

The 8 immoral ways the government shutdown is hurting the needy

Grocery bags loaded with food from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as WIC, … Continued

How to counter violent extremism

Dec. 8, 2012Seven-year-old Walid, right, is comforted as he mourns a fallen Syrian rebel fighter taken away for burial in … Continued

N.C. Catholic dioceses quit church council over same-sex marriage amendment

WILMINGTON, N.C. — At a time when Pope Francis is calling for the church to give up its obsession with … Continued

Billy Graham’s grandson: Evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on Sex Abuse

AUSTIN, Texas — The Christian mission field is a “magnet” for sexual abusers, Boz Tchividjian, a Liberty University law professor … Continued

ANALYSIS: Are the media giving Pope Francis a pass?

VATICAN CITY — Are the media pulling their punches when it comes to Pope Francis? Whether it’s because he carries … Continued

Pope to canonize John Paul II and John XXIII in April

ROME — Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be formally declared saints on April 27, 2014, the Vatican … Continued

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Coming Out As Transgender and Christian

Last week an Azusa professor revealed that he is a transgender person who is going through a divorce from as he seeks a legal name change and gender transition.

Mental illness, Islam or revenge?: Understanding terrorism from the Navy Yard to Pakistan to Kenya

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post September 2013 has been a cruel month. … Continued

N.C. clergy seek release of Senate report on torture

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Citing the need for transparency in the U.S. record on human rights, nearly 200 clergy and religious … Continued

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

Seminary, private college form Desmond Tutu center

RNS () — Two schools hope to bring the message of reconciliation retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu preached in South … Continued

What’s the real cost of cheap, fast food?

(Photo: Belleville News-Democrat) Last week, thousands of Americans stepped away from their jobs at fast-food restaurants and into the streets … Continued