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Religion in Decline

With The Pope's Resignation, Everything Has Changed

Nancy Dallavalle | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Nancy Dallavalle

Bottom line: If the pope can resign, the rest of us can say goodbye to the cult of suffering and the cultic exaltation of the priesthood -- and we can welcome women to the pulpit, the poor to our table, and the laity to the exercise of their own common sense.

It's The Spirituality, Stupid: Vital Congregations Cultivate Personal Piety

David Briggs | Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

It is puzzling that growing evidence showing the importance of congregations cultivating the spiritual lives of the faithful is so routinely ignored.