Pope Francis’s visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia represents a different way of thinking about the humans behind bars.
On social networks like Twitter and Facebook, few regularly mention their religious beliefs.
On Tuesday, voters changed the state's constitution, making it easier for lawmakers to restrict women's access to the procedure.
In her new book, Fields of Blood, Karen Armstrong argues against the idea that faith fuels wars.
In a study about the sources of spiritual belief, researchers investigated the role of "affective and cognitive empathy," or the ability to figure out what other people are feeling and thinking.
At a bar in France, researchers made people answer questions about philosophy. The more intoxicated the subject, the more utilitarian he or she was likely to be.
She has left country behind, but her new album's a blast.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an informational guide to "temple garments" on their website. Why have these clothes been such a source of fascination in American culture?
A new report from the Vatican softens its rhetoric on homosexuality, divorce, and pre-marital sex, arguing that they are shaped by financial instability. What does this mean?
How childhood influences churchgoing
"Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community," bishops wrote in a report recently released from Rome.
At the Vatican's synod in Rome, some Catholic clergy and congregants are calling for changes in how homosexuality, premarital sex, and contraception are discussed.
Thoughts on rap and God from the 34-year-old musician, who was the first to ever simultaneously land an album at the top of the gospel music charts and the Billboard 200
What a Christian movie about the rapture says about American anxieties—and the entertainment industry
For the most part, acceptance of gay marriage is growing. But according to a new survey, acceptance of gayness is not.
A new survey suggests a tension in the United States: Most people think religion is losing its influence on politics and culture, but many also want it to play a greater role.
The "Nuns on the Bus" kicked off their third national tour this week. But as American sisters face censure from the Vatican, it's unclear how their advocacy efforts will be affected.
The ambiguities of social science about American values
Brazil's third election debate was hosted by the Brazilian Conference of Bishops, showing just how much influence religion can have on politics even when "church" and "state" are separate.
Congregations have reported an increase in spontaneous hand-waving, jumping, shouting, singing, and other "spiritual behavior" over the last decade and a half. Why?
S. Truett Cathy, the chain's late founder, consistently made business choices based on his Christian beliefs—and turned a humble sandwich into a religious symbol.