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Why Lent Asks Us to Give Up a Few of Our Favorite Things

Why do we put aside things that matter? Because things matter to us so very much.

Hispanics increasingly identify as ‘nones’

RNS () — The number of Hispanic-Americans who say they adhere to no religion is growing and now rivals the … Continued

Hollywood’s depiction of nuns a case of ‘Veiled Desires’

RNS () — From Julie Andrews’ performance as Maria in the 1965 film “The Sound of Music” to Meryl Streep’s … 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.

Do young Catholics even understand their religion?

(Andrew Medichini/AP ) Bishop Fulton Sheen, the earliest and perhaps best known Catholic televangelist, once famously said, “There are not … Continued

Reza Aslan meets ‘experts’ on God

‘Zealot’ author Reza Aslan on MSNBC Nobody has ever mistaken me for a Muslim, but I now feel an affinity … Continued

Is the growth of the nonreligious good or bad? Americans are divided

Nearly half of all Americans — 48 percent — say the growing number of nonreligious people is “bad for society,” … Continued

Why Buddhists should support gay marriage

May 24, 2013A family takes an offering of lotus flowers to pay respects to a giant Buddha, surrounded by more … Continued

Is yoga instruction religious? San Diego court case may decide

SAN DIEGO — In an elementary school classroom with an American flag draped over one wall, a couple dozen students … Continued

Pork-laced bullets designed to send Muslims straight ‘to hell’

SPOKANE, Wash. — Still angry about the idea of an Islamic cultural center opening near Ground Zero, a group of … Continued