Phyllis Schlafly was brilliant. I agreed with none of her causes or methods. But I was fascinated by the ways she deployed great intelligence, fierce determination and rhetorical talent.
The church needs more than apologies and commissions and tribunals on abuse. It needs to take symbolic action, too. Take the zucchetto.
There are no Protestants of any stripe on the high court now. Does it matter what faith the next justice follows?
In new diary translations, we may see Anne Frank differently -- perhaps as a Jew who knew that questioning the world is a gift from God.
And how will Ted Cruz and other Trump rivals respond in tonight's GOP debate? Check our 5 faith facts on the candidates for their backgrounds.
If you did, you might drop that whole line about Hitler and gun control.
On this papal visit, he embodies his words: Go out fearlessly. Listen to everyone. Seek the prayers of the powerless on earth who have equal power in heaven.
What's in "Fidel and Religion," the book Castro gave the pope? Lines such as, "I believe Karl Marx could have subscribed to the Sermon on the Mount."
Christians believe we are all born into sin, but few of us see ours in headlines. R.C. Sproul Jr. has seen his momentary interest in the adultery site on a public list. But the theology professor still has a lesson to teach.
The furor is, at root, an unwinnable war over 'personhood,' the legality of abortion and the ethics of finding cures for life in the death of a fetus.
The moral spine of the novel is not Atticus Finch. It's Jean Louise, stepping out of the murky pond of childhood to claim her own Christian moral identity.
Unbelievers get low poll ratings but Sarah Jones -- my guest blogger today -- sees another message in the new Gallup data, one that could alarm evangelicals.
The Supreme Court reasoned with concern for the real world impact of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. That pragmatic approach turned up in the ruling, too.
Opponents fear this is a push for the elderly, disabled and depressed to kill themselves. Supporters say the act, packed with safeguards, is a matter of dignity and autonomy for the dying.
Not even the boom of Catholics in the Global South solves a core problem for the church: Rates are falling for baptism, first communion and other essential Catholic ceremonies.