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Kristallnacht Still Casts a Long Shadow On Europe

Seventy-five years after Kristallnacht, anti-Semitism persists in Europe.

Founding Father - Jefferson Memorial, National Mall, Washington
Founders’ view of prayer should prevail at Supreme Court

The Founding Fathers found a common ground in prayer that should still guide us today.

Most Republicans, evangelicals support ENDA

This Oct. 15, 2013, photo, shows a view of the U.S. Capitol building at dusk in Washington. With seven Republican … Continued

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

On Halloween, the past and future live

Children play behind a pumpkin carved and lit for Halloween, on October 30, 2013 in Monterey Park, California. “What is … Continued

In search of libertarians in America

The Statue of Liberty is pictured on Liberty Island in New York, October 13, 2013. The rise of the Tea … Continued

(CORRECTION) No turning away, or back, after seeing ‘12 Years a Slave’

LOS ANGELES — Before I saw the new film “12 Years A Slave,” I knew nothing about Solomon Northup or … Continued

Fifty years later, C.S. Lewis’ legacy shines in US, not his homeland

CANTERBURY, England ( RNS) When he died on Nov. 22, 1963 hardly a soul blinked in Northern Ireland where he … Continued

Are Catholic bishops really the final authority on the faith?

Pope Francis delivers his speech during a meeting with young people on September 22, 2013 in Cagliari, Italy. Pope Francis … Continued

Gavin MacLeod: ‘Love Boat’ captain now ‘ambassador for Christ’

RNS () — To many, he is Murray from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or Captain Stubing from “The Love … Continued

Pope meets with German “luxury bishop” amid outcry over his high-priced residence renovation

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has met with a German bishop whose 31 million-euro ($42 million) building renovation has scandalized … Continued

Sistine Chapel pollution may lead to fewer visitors

ROME — The head of the Vatican Museums said Thursday (Oct. 17) that pollution levels inside the storied Sistine Chapel … Continued

Nun’s devotional songs take the Buddha’s message beyond Nepal

NEW DELHI — American guitarist Steve Tibbetts launched her career after the two recorded an album in 1997. This year … Continued

America: Land of the free, home of the respectful religious debate

A U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York. The Statue … Continued

Denim burqa ad: bold or insulting?

RNS () — Islamophobic or empowering? Those are among the reactions to a new Diesel jeans ad featuring a heavily … Continued

For Navy yard shooter, Buddhism was a temporary refuge

FORT WORTH, Texas — What people here are wondering today is what in the world went wrong with Aaron Alexis? … Continued

Remarriage rates plunge as divorced Americans have doubts

RNS () — The invitations are in the mail. Jennifer Beltz and T.J. Gurski of Commerce Township, Mich., are defying … Continued

ANALYSIS: Pope Francis’ outreach to atheists not as controversial as it seems

RNS () — Pope Francis’ friendly letter to atheists, published this week by Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper, has been cheered … Continued

Ancient treasure trove uncovered near Temple Mount

JERUSALEM — Calling it “a breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime discovery,” an Israeli archaeologist announced the discovery of a treasure trove of gold … Continued

Lamb of God banned from performing in Malaysia

RNS () — Muslim-majority Malaysia has canceled a performance by American heavy metal band Lamb of God because the group … Continued