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  • Pope Francis, spiritual rock star, heads home to South America

    Pope Francis, spiritual rock star, heads home to South America
    He wades into crowds without hesitation, shaking hands and kissing babies. He cracks jokes and delivers unscripted remarks, to the occasional dismay of staffers scrambling to keep up. Four months in office, Pope Francis is engaged in what seems like a...
  • The State Department gets religion

    The State Department gets religion
    Does the 1st Amendment’s ban on the “establishment of religion” end at the water’s edge? That question arose several years ago when it was revealed that the U.S. Agency for International Development had spent hundreds of...
  • Atheists in foxholes are entitled to their own chaplains

    Atheists in foxholes are entitled to their own chaplains
    Years ago, desperate for a subject for a short “light and bright” editorial, I came across a news story about a telephone company that offered a “Dial-an-Atheist” service. The seeming absurdity of the idea appealed to me, and a...
  • The Bible's case for immigration reform

    The Bible's case for immigration reform
    Some say it will take a miracle for Congress to pass common-sense immigration reform. That miracle may be in the making, helped along by Christians who want to put their faith into action. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Immigration: An Aug. 8 Op-Ed...
  • Hospital's ban on abortion tied to deal with Catholic provider

    Hospital's ban on abortion tied to deal with Catholic provider
    When Hoag Hospital announced this spring it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials at the esteemed Orange County medical center said the decision was made because of low demand. But records and interviews show the decision was closely...
  • Exodus leader admits 'same-sex attraction,' urges talks with gays

    Exodus leader admits 'same-sex attraction,' urges talks with gays
    The leader of Exodus International, an anti-gay ministry that's changing course to work with LGBT communities, acknowledged that he feels "same-sex attraction" and intends to open talks with those "who suffered unimaginable pain." Alan Chambers,...
  • Family of suspected London terrorist expresses 'shame and distress'

    Family of suspected London terrorist expresses 'shame and distress'
    LONDON – One of the two suspected assailants in last week’s hacking death of a British soldier was released from the hospital Tuesday to undergo questioning by police, while the family of his alleged accomplice spoke of their “shame...
  • Does Stephen King believe in God? Yes and no, he tells 'Fresh Air'

    Does Stephen King believe in God? Yes and no, he tells 'Fresh Air'
    Bestselling horror writer Stephen King appeared on the NPR program "Fresh Air" on Tuesday night to talk about his new book, "Joyland." While he got to answer some questions about the book, a supernatural riff on classic noir set in a small amusement park,...
  • Florist challenges demand to provide flowers for same-sex wedding

    Florist challenges demand to provide flowers for same-sex wedding
    A tempest in a flowerpot over whether a Washington state florist should have to provide bouquets to a same-sex wedding has taken a new turn with a countersuit filed by the shop owner claiming her religious freedoms gave her the right to refuse. In an...
  • Global Voices: Ahmadis' mission of peace in an age of terror

    Global Voices: Ahmadis' mission of peace in an age of terror
    Just weeks after the terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon, the global leader of the world’s 10-million-plus Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has brought his religion’s message of peace, public service and uplift to the faithful of Southern...
  • Mothers aid military personnel in the names of their fallen sons

    Mothers aid military personnel in the names of their fallen sons
    They didn't know each other before the war. But loss united them, and friendship helps sustain them. "Every one of us wants our child to be remembered," said Sue Pollard, who, like her friend Debi Win'E, lost a son in Iraq. "Our main thing is to do...