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Planned Parenthood Attack Campaign: Not Letting the Facts Get in the Way of Your Story

Jon O'Brien | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

The trick of a carnival huckster is to distract you with the right hand so you don't see what the left hand is doing. The firestorm over the latest attack on healthcare provider Planned Parenthood is a classic example of how you can manufacture outlandish claims hidden by a mirage of genuine care and concern.

How a Student and a Teacher Became Best Friends, and Then Sisters

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Gina Ciliberto

Dominican Sisters of Hope Maria Barbera, OP, and Jorene Cieciuch, OP, encounter each other as any two sisters would: hands entwined, kisses on the cheek, both beaming.

20 Confessions Of A Minister's Wife

Rita Davis | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
Rita Davis

It's hard to take heed of your husband's monologue when you are still pissed at him for letting the kids eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast.

'A New Start': Pope Francis' Powerful Call to Action on Climate Change

Tom Steyer | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Tom Steyer

This truly is a watershed moment in the fight to build a clean energy future for our children and tackle climate change once and for all. In urgent and inspirational language, Pope Francis powerfully implores our leaders to take action on climate change, protect the most vulnerable and secure our children's future.

Climate Change and Religious Unity: Catholics and Jews, Together, Caring for Creation

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

Who could have imagined this moment, when from the pews to the highest leadership levels, there's enthusiastic coordination and concerted action in so many arenas?

Catholic Couple Embraces 'Who Am I to Judge'

Nick Stevens | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
Nick Stevens

Deb and Steve Word have recently been praised by many media outlets including CNN, for taking in LGBT homeless youth. But for Word family it was an easy decision. That's why it's hard for them to understand why the Church refuses to help LGBTQ homeless youth in the first place.

Is it Time for Fast Track Atheist Security Checks at Airports?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weird News
Zoltan Istvan

I can't help but wonder if I really have to wait in hour-plus lines since no atheist--so far as I can discover--has ever been accused of bombing or highjacking a plane.

10 Surefire Ways To Sin During Yoga

Ravishly | Posted 05.28.2015 | Comedy
Ravishly

According to a retired Catholic bishop in Nebraska, practicing yoga is not just a great way to relieve stress and build strength -- it's also "an occasion of serious sin."It might sound ridiculous, but it is so easy to sin during yoga. Here are 10 of the most common yoga sins you might not even know you're committing.

Atonement: Pope Francis and Ecological Sin

Michael P. Murphy | Posted 05.28.2015 | Religion
Michael P. Murphy

Topics in ecology and climate change reveal the scope, credibility, and hospitality of Catholic thought in a unique way -- and how Catholic thought can transcend the intellectually lazy ways that we often approach our identity politics.

Inspiring Us All: Pope Francis' Moral Leadership on Climate

Tom Steyer | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Tom Steyer

The leader of the Catholic Church has emerged as an outspoken advocate for action on climate, reminding the world's estimated 1.2 billion Catholics -- and so many others -- that we have a moral and spiritual obligation.

Monsoons Will Leave Nepal Stuck

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

In a month's time, this country, already so desperate even before the April 25 earthquake and now facing destruction from a second major temblor, will literally be stuck as its roads become slick clay mud.

Making Your Career a Vocation, Not Simply a Job

Thomas M. Mengler | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Thomas M. Mengler

The recently much-maligned liberal arts curriculum, taken seriously, is a ticket not only to a first job after graduation, but to a leadership position in the most challenging professions.

Not 2015 Easter Yet

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.13.2015 | Religion
Daoud Kuttab

Children in their Sunday best were clutching on beautifully intertwined palm arrangements as they packed into the church compound that also includes the Ahliya School.

A Message to Pakistani Muslims Who Attack My Fellow Christians

Craig Considine | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

My Pakistani Muslim friends are peace-loving people. I admire their strong sense of honor and the respect that they show for my Catholic beliefs. The relationship that I have with these Pakistanis makes Sunday's attack even more appalling to me.

Why I Admire Muhammad: A Response to Islamophobes

Craig Considine | Posted 05.09.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Islamophobes who do not see the value in Muhammad's qualities are simply being close-minded. If the Prophet were alive, he would show them mercy and compassion in spite of their actions. He would also tell them to seek more knowledge.

An Atheist's Perspective on the Rise of Christian Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanism is not a religion, nor is it in competition with religion. It is simply a mode of being that embraces evolving the human being with science, reason, and technology.

Pope Francis and Climate Change: A Catholic Tradition

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

At Catholic Relief Services, we are very aware of the impact of climate change on the poor around the world; that those who have contributed the least to this problem are suffering -- and will suffer -- the most from it.

Who Am I to Judge. BTW, Your Love Is Bad

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Our love is not bad. Our love is not destroying the world. The most significant threat to the family is failure to recognize all families. If the Pope truly wants to reach out to the marginalized, he should truly open his arms to everyone.

Selectively Catholic? Climate Change, Social Justice & the Pope

Jacob Devaney | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Jacob Devaney

Is it possible to be selectively Catholic? Some lawmakers seem to think so. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees the separation of church and state yet that does not stop elected officials from bringing their faith to office.

Match Made in Heaven: Catholics Supporting Immigrant and Labor Rights

Stephen Seufert | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Stephen Seufert

When worker rights are denied, it makes it easy for those in power to abuse the system at the expense of the average citizen and immigrant alike.

Religious Leaders Sign Declaration Against Modern Slavery

L'Huffington Post | Guilia Belardelli | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion

Empathy, love, respect, equality: these are the common denominators which caused the leaders of the world’s major religions to sign a declaration co...

Virginity: Tough for Men and Women

Dustin Siggins | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Dustin Siggins

I was considered the radical Catholic for being sexually abstinent, being pro-life, and attending church weekly. This was especially true in college. So I figured that I was just about the only person, and pretty much the only Catholic, who was abstaining from sexual relations from marriage, and I resigned myself to being a lifelong virgin.

Iraqi Catholic Couple Attending Pope Francis' Synod Describe Havoc Wreaked By ISIS

Time | Elizabeth Dias | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion

Baghdad has been home to Riyadh Azzu and Sanaa Habeeb for their entire lives. It is where they first met at church in 1969, married in 1976, developed...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Anthony Bourdain's Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Anthony Bourdain's very existence is against the odds, and his wanderlust almost inevitable.

New Jersey Nun Is The First Would-Be Saint Beatified In The United States

The Associated Press | Julio Cortez | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease moved a step closer to sainthood Saturday in what church officials sai...