October 10, 2012 In this idealized dialogue between faith and science, some of the most entrenched reasons for the common split are explored. Science insists in the reality of things, faith doesn't. Science measures, faith believes. How to deal with the origin of the universe?
September 25, 2012 How can some people accept the complexity and subtlety of the science underpinning our technologically based society and then turn right around to fully place their personal faith in the fantastic explanations of our world offered by religion?
May 2, 2012 Has physics done away with the need for philosophy and theology? While the debate rages on, we might wonder if it's the job of science to deal with final questions.
March 16, 2012 Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader for more than 70 million Anglicans around the world, announced today that he will leave at the end of the year to become Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University. He has been archbishop since 2002.
March 15, 2012 "I did the only thing a faithful Catholic priest could do in such an awkward situation, quietly, with no intention to hurt or embarrass," Rev. Marcel Guarnizo says of the much-discussed incident. The woman's family is said to be "livid."
February 29, 2012 According to Catholic Church policy, those considered to be "sinners" should be treated with dignity and should not be denied Communion in a public setting. Barbara Johnson was at her mother's funeral when a priest refused her that sacrament.
February 29, 2012 One week after saying "you'll have to ask President Obama" when asked if he believes the president is a Christian, Graham has said he regrets "any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president."
January 4, 2012 A Catholic bishop in California has resigned his post after revealing in December that he has two teenage children, who live in another state.
December 20, 2011 Stories on the new Catholic liturgy prompted complaints that Catholicism is over-covered. Islam, Judaism and Christianity were in fact mentioned much more this year. A monthly average of three stories mentioning the denomination practiced by a quarter of all Americans doesn't seem out of line.
October 28, 2011 In the Showtime series Dexter, an atheist serial killer confronts other killers who believe themselves to be following God's plan. In the midst of much blood, the plot offers a meditation on science and religion.
July 12, 2011 India's gurus are often compared to America's televangelists, as they adopt electronic media to widen their base of followers and build a powerful organization. For instance, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's TV broadcasts reportedly draw audiences of some 30 million.
April 26, 2011 KHNMembers of health care sharing ministries pay monthly shares and pool their money to cover each others' expenses. Under the new health law, ministry members are exempt from the mandate to buy individual coverage. But they may not be covered for expensive pre-existing conditions.
March 2, 2011 The Old Testament will have a new look in the next edition of the New American Bible, one of the most popular English-language Bibles. And it'll also have some big changes — in many cases, words like "booty" and "virgin" are removed in the new translation.