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What do practicing Catholics believe? A new U.S. survey has answered this question by breaking down the similarities and differences these Catholics have with non-practicing Catholics and with Americans as a whole. Published August 30, 2015
Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.
Hundreds of rabbis from across the country will march in Washington in a few weeks when Congress reconvenes to hand-deliver a letter urging lawmaker to vote against the Iran nuclear deal.
We post 5 quick news stories on religion here each day, briefly annotated, to keep you up on a small slice of what is happening in the world of religious news.
A faith film, a literary adaptation and a riff on "Cinderella" arrive on DVD this week.
The new TV Land show about a "pastor" is one that some Christians don't want you to watch.
A group representing Catholic students with intellectual disabilities is hoping a U.S. visit from Pope Francis could spark nothing less than a renaissance in Catholic education.
A county clerk in Kentucky who has invoked "God's authority" and is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned along with her entire staff to explain to a federal judge why she should not face stiff fines or jail time.
Pope Francis, speaking Monday from the Vatican via satellite to people in three American cities, asked a teenage girl to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she's pregnant with identical twins.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.
Defenders of Planned Parenthood called Monday for the release of the full footage from explosive undercover videos on its role in procuring aborted fetal tissue, while investigators countered that the missing video is from bathroom breaks and waiting periods.
A Dallas-area middle school is being praised for its laid-back approach to fundraising after a mother's Facebook post of a PTA letter went viral.
On this day in 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech to more than 250,000 people assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse: A gay couple marched into the clerk's office, requested a marriage license and insisted that a mounting pile of court orders proves they are entitled to one.
One of the winners of a major new international peace award on Friday urged global leaders to invest more heavily in aquaculture to address the rapidly growing challenge of hunger in developing countries.
Jurors will resume weighing the credibility of two teens and other evidence in a case in which prosecutors say an 18-year-old senior raped a freshman as part of a culture of sexual conquest at an elite New Hampshire prep school.
In a letter to Congress intended to defend its practices and attack its hidden-video critics, Planned Parenthood wound up lending credence to accusations that it manipulates rules on selling fetal organs to maximize profit.
Gov. Abbott told CBN's David Brody that in his opinion, if America is to have a cultural and spiritual renewal, it must begin with pastors.
Donald Trump has said that he's winning support from Evangelical Christians who he describes as ""incredible people who are really smart, and they want to see our country thrive." But exactly who is he talking about? The Tea-vangelicals? The social-justice evangelicals? Trump's "Evangelical" supporters are the Christmas-church-going, Protestant work-ethic, Manifest Destiny believing, can-do capitalists. They are in every denomination and none. They think of themselves as Christians but they see no real need to have every aspect of their lives aligned with an arcane morality.
Months after a Disneyland measles outbreak cast a harsh light on the "anti-vaxx" movement, the Obama administration said Thursday that childhood vaccination rates remain high across the country and that less than 2 percent of kindergarteners were exempt from the shot requirements for the 2014-2015 school year.
Ironically, Donald Trump's campaign so far has exhibited both an anti-Romney, no-mush rhetoric, while also blathering on about theology and religion in a way that proves Douthat's point about the religious-mushy-middle.
America is a profusely religious nation, a fact proven by the daily headlines. We post 5 quick news stories on religion here each day, briefly annotated, to keep you up on a small slice of what is happening in the world of religious news.
Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.
Same-sex couple April Miller and Karen Roberts hugged as the news flashed across their television screen, and their hug turned into a brief slow dance across the living room rug.
Sweeping into office in 2009, President Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose.
Leaked data about millions of subscribers to the "married-but-dating" site, Ashley Madison.com, has prompted warnings about pornography use and sex addiction, as well as hope for post-adultery recovery for marriages.
Optimistic estimates predict that in just 20 years, Americans will collect just 71 percent of the Social Security benefits they were promised
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger does not belong beside Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks in the "Struggle for Justice" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in the nation's capital. So say Ministers Taking a Stand, a group of black pastors who are asking the gallery to remove a portrait bust of Sanger, and rallied Thursday outside the facility. The group has drawn support from Texas Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Louis Gohmert, who have circulated a letter among their colleagues supporting the pastors' request.
The organizers of the event are submitting the tally of their tamale to Guinness in order to be recognized as the current record holders.
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This month marks the 95th anniversary of women's suffrage in this nation. It seems a fitting moment to pause and take stock of how far we've come since the days of those iconic marches for political equality.
My son, Jack, and I were recently discussing going whitewater rafting. He had seen a family going down some rapids on TV and jumped up with excitement yelling, "Man, that looks awesome." And then he got quiet and followed up with, "But, is it dangerous?"
I find it so difficult to watch the Planned Parenthood videos which reveal Planned Parenthood affiliates as trafficking in baby parts. I am a father who has held my premature baby as well as my other full-term newborns, and that has left me with a sense of wonder for the little ones and a need to protect them.
So, though defunding of Planned Parenthood is a first-step, John McCormack says that there are "at least three more important pro-life priorities" to be accomplished in order to protect the lives of unborn children.
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In Berlin, just blocks from where Ronald Reagan gave his famous speech, demanding, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," I was recently enjoying lunch with leaders and diplomats from the former Soviet states.
Pope Francis has become one of the most popular and respected figures on the world stage since his election to the papacy on March 13, 2013.