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On Religion
  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg The hole in the middle of American Jewry

    Religion columnist Terry Mattingly examines concerns that only 33 percent of American Jews believe being part of a Jewish community is "essential to being Jewish."

    October 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Hellish flashbacks on persecution stories

    The news about the persecution of Christians has only gotten worse, writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.

    October 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg The pope, the media and balance on life issues

    Pope Francis stresses the need for balance between pronouncements on hot button issues and pastoral care, writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.

    September 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg God, sex, worship and babies

    These days, people who attend worship services once a week or more have a sharply different fertility rate from those who avoid religious sanctuaries.

    September 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg The evil we know in Syria

    Clerics in America and around the world worry about the plight of Christians and those in other minority religious groups in Syria.

    September 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Lessons learned from church spies

    Consultants who do church "spy" work, rarely find warm, friendly welcomes when they visit most American congregations.

    September 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Apple and the i-Sacraments age

    Steve Jobs' personal philosophy transported the iPhone into an object viewed with almost religious devotion, writes columnist Terry Mattingly.

    August 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg About those screaming babies in mass

    Religion columnist Terry Mattingly explores reactions to the question: "Why don't parents take screaming babies out of church?"

    August 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Protecting the flock from gun violence

    Religion columnist Terry Mattingly writes that the bloodshed in religious sanctuaries is beginning to get attention from religious and government leaders, if not from national news media.

    August 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Sober talk with Brazil's bishops

    Pope Francis told Brazil's bishops that they must regain a common touch that resonates with the poor, the weak and those yearning for spiritual experiences, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.

    August 5, 2013 1 Photo