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'Tis the papal gift to be simple
This pope's commitment to beyond-symbolic simplicity is causing Catholics at every level to wrestle with the importance of his Jesuit roots.
Face to face with some real 'nones'
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly writes about a recent cultural trend, the rise of the "religiously unaffiliated" — the so-called "nones."
Backing religious liberty — for all
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly asks some tough questions about the meaning of religious liberty — to believers and unbelievers alike.
On the separation of church and history
Digging into ancient church history can leave some Protestants -- both liberals and conservatives -- facing questions about which traditions to embrace, which to adapt and which to avoid.
Twitter, the pope and what comes next
Anyone scanning #askpontifex will come to understand there is a bitter divide within the Catholic Church.
Benedict XVI retires on his own terms
The pope said he was thinking about the future of the papacy, not the past, when he made his stunning announcement to retire by the end of the month.
Anglicans swimming the Tiber, one year later
During the first year of its work, the North American ordinariate ordained or accepted 30 new priests, all former Anglicans, and took in 1,600 members from 36 parish communities.
The sexual revolution trumps doctrine, again
Most regular church goers view same-sex marriage as immoral but a growing majority of Americans no longer feel comfortable with words like 'sin' says religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
Secret fears of your pastor: Part 2
Many pastors are afraid to level with their congregations for fear that members will call their ecclesiastical superiors to register a complaint, says religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
What preachers are scared to say: Part 1
Many pastors, maybe most, fear the consequences of speaking candidly to their congregations, says religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
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