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The 12 best Catholic quips from Stephen Colbert, the ‘pope of basic cable’

NEW YORK — This time last year, Cardinal Timothy Dolan was taking fire from his right flank for inviting President … Continued

COMMENTARY: Stepping in when politicians step aside

POLAND, Ohio — A straggle of kids came up for children’s time at Poland Presbyterian Church, a 211-year-old congregation established … Continued

Spirit of St. Francis lives strong in Assisi

ASSISI, Italy — When some 550 religious and humanitarian leaders gathered in this Umbrian hill town last month to promote … Continued

Man on a mission: Mitt Romney in France

This piece is part of a joint On Faith – On Leadership series exploring the Mormon experiences that have helped … Continued

Where was Jesus buried?

c. 2012 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly JERUSALEM (RNS) During Holy Week, Christians remember the familiar story of Jesus’s death and … Continued

Tax breaks for the wealthy violate the law and the prophets

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Rich deserve equal treatment under the law

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

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Bedbugs and the Theodicy Problem

The return of bedbugs to 21st-century urban America presents a most potent argument against the idea that everything in creation was planned by an intelligent designer.

A nun’s tale

By William Dalrymplewriter and historian (Adapted by the author from his book “Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in … Continued

Every day a National Day of Prayer

By Franklin Grahamevangelist Last Sunday the president of the United States came to visit my 91-year-old father, Billy Graham, and … Continued

Good heavens, and bad ones

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued

A deeply spiritual man with a shallow theology

Oral Roberts lived and believed in the American dream. He was also a devoted Christian. The tension between the two … Continued

Islam Bullish In a Bear Market

The funny thing about faith-based mutual funds is, well, that there’s anything called a faith-based mutual fund. For one thing, … Continued

King David’s Playbook for Political Sex Scandals

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

On America, Land of Cults

A Baltimore mother accused of joining a cult and starving her child says she was acting on her religious beliefs. … Continued

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WWJM? Who Would Jesus Marry?

The parables have something to say about how Jesus would have viewed marriage.

Chri$tian Candidate$

Of course John McCain is rich. So is Barack Obama. So are Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Mitt Romney and just … Continued

Islam Bullish In a Bear Market

The funny thing about faith-based mutual funds is, well, that there’s anything called a faith-based mutual fund. For one thing, … Continued

The Amorality of the Free Market

Greed is a moral bad but a functional good. Greedy entrepreneurs have benefited the world with more than a few … Continued

God and Midterms

“Okay, God, here’s the deal. I know we were going to talk last night, but I got tied up with … Continued