More on Urban Areas

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