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Preaching to a consumer culture
Father John Kavanaugh -- priest, teacher, philosopher, author -- saw the need to preach to followers truths they didn't want to hear, says religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
Blunt commandments for faith bloggers
As in the secular media, the social-media tsunami has rocked the old-guard religious publications, says religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
Serious Catholic words at that funny political dinner
The Alfred E. Smith Dinner is a presidential campaign event where humor takes center stage but, as religion columnist Terry Mattingly reminds us, it is also a charity fundraiser and an opportunity to recall the humanitarian virtues of the event's namesake.
Billy Graham and Election 2012
Has the national advertising campaign launched by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association crossed a line drawn by Rev. Graham himself, asks religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
An update on anti-Mormon voters
Non-religious and liberal voters are more likely than Christian conservatives to hold anti-Mormon attitudes according to religion columnist Terry Mattingly
Apocalyptic visions at Chernobyl
The Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum tells a tragic story from the perspective of people with a strong faith, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
A soulful voice on a D.C. sidewalk
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly memorializes a homeless man whose daily greetings touched others in a way few of us do.
2012 Catholic humor summit
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly describes a face off between comedian Stephen Colbert and Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York for a program on "Humor, Joy and the Spiritual Life."
Praying with the Democrats, too
It was highly symbolic that Cardinal Timothy Dolan offered the final benediction for a Democratic National Convention where support for abortion rights was strong.
Praying in a GOP spotlight
No one was surprised when Cardinal Timothy Dolan's Republican National Convention benediction included several references to religious liberty.
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