Spiritual Guidance

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One pope, two books, countless opinions

In his two months as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Francis has captured the imagination not … Continued

‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle and Eddie Ray Routh: PTSD in the valley of the shadow of death

Paul Moseley AP In this April 6, 2012 file photo, Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the … Continued

Catholic priest suggests Satan made James Holmes a killer

A Catholic priest has suggested that Satan may have driven accused killer James Holmes to open fire at a Colorado … Continued

Why does God allow unemployment to happen to good people?

It’s a question that has vexed religious communities for millennia, and in a time of high unemployment and low prosperity, … Continued

By Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, and David L. Weaver-Zercher It’s been four years since a gunman entered an … Continued

A necessary presidential faith

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

65th anniversary of bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: a spiritual reflection

By Jane Smith Bernhardt On August 7th, the Hiroshima International House in Japan will offer an exhibit of my colorful … Continued

Life after death: Love never dies

As an artist I have experimented with the notion that human evolution actually occurs as a personal epiphany, one heart … Continued

Mourning Michael Jackson

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach This Friday marks one year since the passing of Michael Jackson. His legacy remains highly controversial. … Continued

The rise and fall of corporate religion

By Grady E. Meansauthor As a management consultant, former White House Staff member, religious writer, and “cradle Catholic,” I find … Continued

The rock and the sand castle

By Grady E. Meansauthor Five years ago, Bill Byron, the Jesuit former president of Catholic University and pastor of Holy … Continued

Jon Gosselin, God and me

By Benyamin Cohen Public opinion of Jon Gosselin likely lies somewhere between Osama Bin Laden and Glenn Beck. And that’s … Continued

Catholicism and Anglicanism: the end of an era

The first wave of reactions to the October 20 Vatican announcement of a new arrangement for receiving into the Catholic … Continued

Living in a Multifaith Military

The ACLU’s request to end prayers during mandatory meals at the U.S. Naval Academy represents an acknowledgment of the increasingly … Continued

Parsley, Islam, McCain and 21st Century Rasputins

Jeremiah Wright and Obama, Parsley, Hagee and McCain, Rasputin and Nicholas II (via Tsaritsa Alexandra), Thomas More and Henry VIII; … Continued

Our Pastor’s Keeper

Much has been made in the past week about the words of the Rev. Jeremiah A.Wright, Jr., Barack Obama’s former … Continued

Spiritual Guidance

The Question: How should Barack Obama have responded to inflammatory remarks made by his former pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright? Are … Continued

Pastoral and Political

There is perhaps a fuller sense of context than critics of the Archbishop’s recent comments are willing to acknowledge. Not … Continued