| Nov 29, 2013
In the annual war-on-Christmas discussions, we rarely hear about the secularization of Christmas. The war usually turns on governmental entities abandoning decades-old traditions of exhibiting Nativity scenes on public property, pundits calling the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:03 AM
You have 10 minutes to sell someone on Catholicism, no more than that to distill the teachings of the Koran or the foundations of Mormonism.
It's speed-dating for religion, and in a burst of faith-driven curiosity, dozens of students at UC Irvine ...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Pope Francis has received praise from all quarters for pausing to hold a severely disfigured man. While receiving an audience in St. Peter's Square, Francis spent several minutes comforting and praying with the unnamed person, who sufferers from...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:52 AM
There are so many things to admire about John McCain.
His service during Vietnam, his courage as a prisoner of war, his maverick nature in the hidebound U.S. Senate and, currently, his role as the only grown-up in the Republican Party.
But I don't...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
For college students to remain religious, student groups advocate that they have to realize they’re not alone.
Northern State University student Megan Vockrodt said spending time with like-minded students has “really helped me hold onto my...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:11 PM
At a time when the nation's top Roman Catholic leaders have been making headlines with their stands on religious liberty and immigration reform, Cardinal Timothy Dolan opened this year's convention of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:36 PM
UC Irvine students have been trying a relatively new thing called “speed faithing.” The idea, much like speed dating, is to get as much information across to another person in a set amount of time, and hopefully make an impact.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Excerpts below from: Pope Francisco writes to La Repubblica: "An open dialogue with non-believers" (Sept. 4, 2013) Encyclical letter Lumen Feidei of the Supreme Pontiff Francis to the bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons and the lay faithful. On...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:48 AM
Two Harvard experts on religion dissect the latest remarks by Pope Francis:
Pope Francis made headlines again this week. In an interview with the editor of the leading Jesuit journal in Rome, the Pope criticized the Catholic Church's focus on "abortion,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:35 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has emerged from his self-imposed silence inside the Vatican walls to publish a lengthy letter to one of Italy's most well-known atheists. In it, he denies having covered up for sexually abusive priests...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Q: Why is it Jews don't kneel to pray? I'm Jewish myself, and sometimes I feel the need to pray in this position, but I feel awkward, since I was taught not to do this. — L., via email@example.com
A: The Hebrew Bible has evidence of kneeling...