Communion of the Saints

A few days ago, Ed Kilgore over at Beliefnet's Progressive Revival lamented that the old-time creedal beliefs no longer define the body of the faithful the way they used to. ...

Public and Private

Anyone interested in the place of religion in American public life owes a thoughtful read to Paul Vitello's fine piece on pastors' web electioneering and the IRS. In the old ...

Templeton Time Out

Over at GetReligion, Mark Stricherz has been perusing the obits for Sir John Templeton, the investment genius and philanthropist whose wallet singlehandedly (who singlewalletedly?) revived the Victorian enterprise of reconciling ...

Cultural Time Out

OK, by no stretch is this about religion and the campaign but I couldn't resist. JULY 8--Lured by $1 beer and the prospect of "hot chicks" and "hardcore fights," thousands ...

Pew React on Google

Google News has asked for a comment from me on the Pew Forum's U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, so for those of you who might be interested, it is here. Add ...

Pew-a-thon

Today, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released the second installment of its Landscape Survey, this one on religious beliefs and practices. I haven't had a chance to ...

Ixnay on the ulgarityvay

In a communication to me, reader B. DelMonico writes, "I appreciate this forum, but could I ask you to please not post comments that use the term "Papal Bull S***", ...

Big Tim

Tim Russert's death has been so big a story because he was one of those fixed stars in American public life--a journalistic personality who you expected to be there, shining ...

Welcome back, Fr. Mike

As Saint Sabina's awaits the return of its pastor Sunday, Chicago Sun Times religion columnist Cathleen Falsani (on a brief leave to finish up a book on religion and the ...

In case you're in the neighborhood

I'll be in Boulder Thursday to deliver a keynote speech, "Think Locally, Act Globally," at a conference on Media, Spiritualities and Social Change" sponsored by Naropa University and the journalistic ...

Field of Marital Dreams

If the new Field poll is on the money, not only is same-sex marriage a done deal in California, but anything looking like the national GOP of the past generation ...

Bipartisan

While you're waiting for Indiana and North Carolina to weigh in, you might make a note of the forthcoming issue of the Review of Faith and International Affairs, which will ...

WHOFBCI

Tara Wall hopes that whoever prevails today and in November they will sustain the White House Office of Faith Based Community Initiatives. Wall's editorial today is part of a quiet ...

Blue Populism Rising?

While the eyes of the country are on PA today, the New York Times' Adam Nossiter calls attention to the special election to fill the seat in Mississippi's first congressional ...

Strange Beach Fellows

As promised, here is the advertisment from the Alliance for Climate Protection featuring the odd coupling of Rev. Al Sharpton and Pat Robertson. Add to Favorite Articles