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Suicide Bomber Kills 8 At Nigerian Catholic Church

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2012 | Religion

* Christian youths kill at least two in reprisal killings * Attacker drove jeep into packed Catholic church * Islamist s...

PHOTO: Mother Teresa Carving Added To Human Right's Porch At Washington National Cathedral

Posted 10.25.2012 | Religion

Washington, D.C.—On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Washington National Cathedral will hold a special service of Choral Evensong to dedicate a carving o...

Holocaust Denier Expelled From Traditionalist Catholic Group

Alessandro Speciale | Posted 10.26.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A breakaway traditionalist group has expelled Bishop Richard Williamson, a British prelate who in 2009 sparked a global crisis in J...

Watch HuffPost Live: Who Speaks For Catholicism?

Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion

In a blog for The Huffington Post, Sister Mary Ann Walsh, Director of Media Relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, takes the ...

Progressive Catholics Fighting For Marriage Equality

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

Not only do statistics show more than half of American Roman Catholics support marriage equality -- against their hierarch's narrow views -- but we have thriving Catholic denominations that officially support equality from the laity all the way to the episcopacy.

Lourdes Shrine Slowly Reopens After Floods

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2012 | Religion

TOULOUSE, France, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes struggled to return to its usual rhythm of prayers and pilgrimages on Tues...

Good News From the "Omega Point"

Ken Atchity | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
Ken Atchity

If we were created in the image of God (aka the consciousness behind the universe), why wouldn't we evolve toward being godlike?

Young, Catholic And Conflicted

Lauren Boyle | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Lauren Boyle

This has been happening to me my entire life. My "Catholicism" seems to rest on my belief about one single, solitary scenario: what to do about an unexpected pregnancy. How, in a world filled with as much trouble as ours, did my faith get reduced to that singular question?

New Orleans Turns To Biblical Message To Stem Violence

Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion

The Archdiocese of New Orleans is responding to the high rate of violence and murder in the Crescent City with a basic Biblical reminder that reads: T...

'Nones' On The Rise: How Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice Churches Are Creating Their Own Demise

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I've always felt we religiously unaffiliated "Nones" were a tiny minority. But here we are, surging in an America that's been steeped in religious dogma, where Republican politics has been overrun by zealots hellbent on controlling women's bodies and discriminating against gays.

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan: They Take It on Faith

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

Wouldn't it be nice if we had leaders who made choices based not upon a secret code of ideology or moral principle -- on a faith that provides their guidance system -- but upon the actual conditions of an issue as it expresses itself?

It's Not Your Grandmother's Catechism

Mary DeTurris Poust | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion
Mary DeTurris Poust

Admit it: When you hear the word "catechism," you're eyes start to glaze over. But if you haven't tried the "new" Catechism of the Catholic Church, you're really missing out on something remarkable.

Cordileone's Installation: An Ominous Day for San Francisco

Matthew Fox | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Cardileone's ardent support and fundraising for Proposition 8 is only the tip of the iceberg. The Pope's deliberate appointment of this homophobic Opus Dei bishop is not just an insult to San Francisco and its citizens and its values: It is an ultimate act in cynicism.

No Burial For You! German Bishops Get Tough On Those Who Opt Out Of Church Tax

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS, Sept 21 (Reuters)- Germany's Roman Catholic bishops have decreed that people who opt out of a ...

WATCH: Colbert vs. Catholicism

Posted 09.12.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert has already taken on Islam and Scientology this week, so it was only a matter of time before he shined his light on his own people: th...

Vatican Hires Anti-Money Laundering Guru

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The Vatican has hired Liechtenstein's former top anti-money laundering expert to ...

Vatican II, 50 Years Later

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 11.09.2012 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

It was an exciting time. It was also a dangerous time, a time of great personal tension and deep spiritual struggle.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Religion

Mark C. Miller | Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Psychologists now generally recognize that the great mystics understood aspects of human nature that have eluded the vision of modern science. Still, neither the great mystics nor modern science have yet to come up with an adequate explanation for the existence of Don King.

Please Write Cardinal Dolan Now

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Even if both parties seek him to invoke God's blessings on them, we are confronting one aspect of his work: the hierarchy's stern criticism of American nuns, and its campaign to deny some women insurance coverage for contraception.

Cardinal Represented Catholic Church That Might Have Been

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2012 | Religion

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Carlo Maria Martini, the Italian cardinal due to be buried in Milan late on...

In Final Interview Cardinal Says Church '200 Years Out Of Date"

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2012 | Religion

ROME, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The former archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini said the Catholic Church was "200 years out...

Why This Catholic Girl Is Praying For A Schism

Christina Pesoli | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Christina Pesoli

For decades I prayed that the Catholic Church would evolve, but not anymore. Now I'm holding out for a schism. We'll be the Social Justice Catholic Church and they can be the Conservative Catholic Church.

Found: The Perfect Catholic Convention Speaker

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

For a small fee, I will address one (or, fingers crossed, both) conventions and will do a fine job. Here is a list of my qualifications, plus why I'll get out the vote for your party, should I be invited by your wonderful party, which, by the way, I have always supported.

Paul Ryan Is a Blessing for American Democracy

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Do Americans really want an Ayn Rand Nation with a few cherry-picked "Christian values" as epitomized by Paul Ryan? This is the question that Americans will be asking themselves in the next months.

Gay-Friendly Church Allegedly Bans Drag Queens From Its Premises

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay-friendly Catholic church in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood is feeling the heat after allegedly banning all forms of drag on its premises. ...