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The Pope Francis Balancing Act

How will Pope Francis’ progressivism be embraced by Christians?

Obsessed-with-success Washington could learn a lesson from mystic Sadhguru

“I’m mostly blissed out,” laughed guru, mystic and spiritual master Sadhguru. At a Saturday night lecture and in an interview … Continued

Cape Verde’s Jewish history stays alive

Preservation of memory is critical to the Jewish psyche, and in Cape Verde there is an uplifting story of remembrance … Continued

Newtown shooting galvanizes religious gun control advocates

The shooting deaths of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school has revived religious support for gun control, … Continued

On 200th birthday, there’s no’bah humbug’ for Charles Dickens

‘’I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the … Continued

Analysis: Film revives questions about Abraham Lincoln’s faith, but offers few answers

There is a moment in Steven Spielberg’s masterful new film “Lincoln” when the 16th president asks the kind of big … Continued

I am the rape exception

AP Candidates for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat Democrat Joe Donnelly, left, Libertarian Andrew Horning, center, and Republican Richard Mourdock participate … Continued

The ‘Godless’ Democrats: Again?

GETTY IMAGES People cheer as First lady Michelle Obama speaks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention. … Continued

Scholar: Romney’s faith ‘makes people uneasy’

“It’s not that Romney is a religious man. It’s not that he’s a church leader. It’s not that he is … Continued

At Passover, breadcrumb spirituality

It’s been fascinating being here — in the Jewish state — for Passover, or Pesach as it’s known here, one … Continued

Islam meets reality TV

Adam Rose Nawal Aoude works out in her hijab at Planet Fitness. Almost a year ago, CBS anchor Katie Couric … Continued

Terrorist responsible for Norway attacks is not a Christian

Aas, Erlend AP People comfort each other outside Oslo City Hall as they participate in a “rose march” in memory … Continued

Separation of president and creator

By David Waters Conservative Christian conspiracy theorists are anxiously reporting that President Obama has omitted the word “Creator” from his … Continued

John Henry Cardinal Newman: beatification of a ‘revolutionary prophet’

Editor’s note: John Henry Cardinal Newman will be beatified (confirmed to be in heaven) in a Sunday mass presided over … Continued

Let 9/11 families decide on Ground Zero mosque

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach The cacophony of voices offering their strong opinions on whether the Ground Zero mosque ought to … Continued

Evangelism and ethics are inseparable

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Ask and tell is also a religious position

Homosexuality IS a religious issue, at least it is if you are religious and happen to believe your faith should … Continued

Obama mixes old-birth culture, new-birth religion

Q: In the Weekly Standard, University of Virginia professor James. W. Ceaser argues that President Obama’s approval ratings are suffering, … Continued

Defend the Innocent

Some New York-area rabbis are planning to bring weapons to High Holy Day services this month to guard against terrorist … Continued

Lincoln, Darwin and Gay Marriage

Thursday (Feb. 12) we will celebrate the 200th birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. The parallels in their … Continued