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Are atheists taking over? Signs abound, from Francis interview to Virginia’s governor race

Are atheists taking over the debate?   In the past weeks, Pope Francis gave an interview to an atheist journalist in … Continued

After years of decline, Catholics see rise in number of future priests

WASHINGTON — After decades of glum trends — fewer priests, fewer parishes — the Catholic Church in the United States … Continued

COMMENTARY: The hidden immigration impact on American churches

RNS () — As Congress makes a final attempt this fall to act on comprehensive immigration reform, the debate is … Continued

Finding hope and wholeness in my son’s return to Africa

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Look for a billboard on the right and a sign on your left. There’s a dirt road. … Continued

Natural disasters and climate change

Guarding a neighborhood after the Oklahoma twisters. (Brennan Linsley/AP) Pastor Mark Driscoll, who ministers in Seattle, told a Catalyst gathering … Continued

Exhibit highlights Tiffany’s lasting impact on American church design

NEW YORK — Louis C. Tiffany is perhaps best known for his intricate glass lamps, but a new exhibit at … Continued

U.S. mosque report rapid growth in past 10 years

WASHINGTON — The number of mosques in America has jumped 74 percent since 2000, and the majority of them — … Continued

Study: U.S. mosques growing in number, becoming more suburban

A major study of U.S. mosques released today finds Muslim houses of worship are growing in number, becoming slightly more … Continued

The new evangelical vote

White evangelical voters just aren’t as predictable as they used to be. That’s the news out of Iowa – and … Continued

Violence and the #occupy movement

Don Ryan AP A protester carries a sign referring to Scott Olsen, who was seriously injured at an Occupy event … Continued

The credentialed and religious hospitals

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Just Peace in Afghanistan, a global moral obligation

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Analytical warfare in Tehran and Washington

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg February 11 has come and gone. The 31st anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution … Continued

Social injustice

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen On many of today’s contemporary college campuses, there are sponsored programs and organizations that seek … Continued

Ignorance About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

No, this is not the usual subject for an “On Faith” column, but the nonsense about sexually transmitted diseases purveyed … Continued

Faith and Politics in Church: New Study Suggests Size Matters

By Catherine Cheney A new national study indicates a link between the size of a congregation and the religious and … Continued

Palin’s Pastor Problem

In the fine, new American tradition of presidential campaign “pastor disasters,” Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin might have one … Continued

Hush! Don’t Say a Word!

There was something wonderful, yet sad, about Michelle Obama’s speech on Monday. The wonderful part is that it was history. … Continued

What is Life?

When it is all said and done, does it matter what a United States president believes when it comes to … Continued

The World Lives and Worships Here Now

There was a time, and not long ago, when slow communications, the hardships of travel, and the mystery of the … Continued