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Survey: 18 percent of Americans say they have seen a ghost

A ghost decorates a front yard on Admiral Rd. in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Oct. 31, 201 QUOTE OF THE DAY … Continued

Pope Francis sends e-mail on Holocaust to American Jewish leader

Pope Francis offers contributes to renewal of Catholic-Jewish relations in the form of a personal e-mail.

COMMENTARY: Every prayer, every breath, a step toward a cure

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — One morning each week, I ascend the outdoor staircase on the side of our little church … Continued

Mainline Protestants: Vintage or vibrant?

WASHINGTON — Who are the mainline Protestants today? Vintage Protestants? The VPCC — Vanishing Progressive Christian Church? The Legacy Church? … Continued

The government shutdown and the Golden Rule

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg As we look at the government shutdown, it is reasonable to ask the question: What is … Continued

What’s my religion? It’s complicated, and beautiful.

(Amanda Sowards — AP) I sometimes remark to friends that I must be the only Christian in the world who … Continued

Philip Berg, who brought Kabbalah to the stars, dies

RNS () — Philip Berg, the rabbi who made an ancient strain of Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah popular among … Continued

How to keep the faith on campus

Sept. 22, 2010Prospective students leave the undergraduate admissions building to take a tour of Georgetown University campus in Northwest Washington. … Continued

Anniversary recalls water as sacred source of life

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — As a young Iroquois boy living on the Onondaga Nation, Hickory Edwards paddled, swam, fished and caught … Continued

Young black men are created in the image of God, too

Trayvon Martin was created in the image of God, and should not have been killed. Ever since our culture replaced … Continued

Meditation without God

Critical thinking ranks among the most dearly held values for those of us who are skeptical of religious faith. It’s … Continued

Hiking with Pope Francis

Like many Americans this past holiday weekend, I was exploring the landscape of our great country. And hiking in one … Continued

‘The Bible’ returns to television

A scene from History’s “The Bible.” (Joe Alblas — A+E Networks) The Bible, at least on national television, comes in … 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

Georgetown University not ‘Catholic’?

(Simon Brubaker/THE WASHINGTON POST) Wiliam Blatty, author of The Exorcist and well-known Georgetown alum, recently grabbed media attention when he … Continued

Religious groups OK with gay Scout ban for years now say no problem. What gives?

For years, the biggest faith groups in the Boy Scouts Mormons, Catholics and Methodists supported the organization’s ban on openly … Continued

Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus': Tribute or Travesty?

Kanye West in concert. (AP Photo/Nousha Salimi, File) Kanye West’s new album, available June 18, is expected to be called … Continued

Dalai Lama wows Maryland crowd, rubs noses with governor

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — His English was terribly broken, and punctuated by sudden fits of giggles. But for nearly an … Continued

At makeshift National Mall graveyard, clergy demand gun control

WASHINGTON — Clergy from California to Connecticut created a makeshift graveyard symbolizing victims of gun violence on the National Mall … Continued

On gay marriage, Supreme Court ponders not ‘if’ but ‘how’

WASHINGTON — Isn’t it remarkable, attorney Ted Olson said after arguing for same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court on Tuesday … Continued