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It’s hard to understand faith without polling and data. But a lot can be lost in relying too much on statistics.
On Thursday, I asked Atlantic readers and the good people of the Internet for help with a Yiddish mystery—verily…
A rare copy of the so-called Wicked Bible of 1631, which omitted a rather important “not” from the 10 Commandments, is going on auction in the U.K.
A pair of moms—who met when they were nuns—show the tension surrounding homosexuality in Catholicism.
As bishops meet in Rome, two gay priests have been fired. And Church doctrine on gay marriage is unlikely to budge.
Let the wonders of papal politics never cease.
Did Francis understand what he was doing when he met the Rowan County clerk? Let the debate begin.
The Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk spoke with the pontiff during his visit to D.C., her lawyers and the Vatican have confirmed.
Pope Francis may have left the U.S., but the fall-out of his trip is just beginning. I have a…
Pope Francis’s visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia represents a different way of thinking about the humans behind bars.
Never accuse the bishop of Rome of failing to close with a bang. On Sunday, the Vatican announced that the…
In the Bible, Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. At his visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia…
Poor, sleepy Francis. On Saturday, after a long day in Philadelphia, the organizers of the World Meeting of Families and…
On Saturday, standing before Independence Hall, Francis sounded similar to the most passionate religious-liberty defenders on the American right.
On Friday, the pope took on the world: In an address before the United Nations, Francis spoke about the urgent…
Yesterday, John Boehner met the pope. Today, John Boehner announced he’s resigning. #FrancisEffect? Russell has more:
The presidential nominee is just the latest Democratic candidate to associate herself with the pope’s message.
The pontiff joined with leaders from around the world to commemorate 9/11—and made a striking show of the Church’s pluralism.
Looking ahead to a climate conference in Paris this winter, Francis called for better stewardship of creation.