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Taking the devil very seriously, for 40 years
The goal of writer William Peter Blatty, who wrote "The Exorcist," was to defend the faith through writing, says religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
Rethinking the nones
Pew researchers unveil the jarring fact that 20 percent of U.S. adults -- including 32 percent under the age of 30 -- embrace the "religiously unaffiliated" label, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
Military chaplains back on front lines
Changes in military guidelines for chaplains create a moral conflict writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.
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."
Hellish flashbacks on persecution stories
The news about the persecution of Christians has only gotten worse, writes religion columnist, Terry Mattingly.
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.
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.
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.
Lessons learned from church spies
Consultants who do church "spy" work, rarely find warm, friendly welcomes when they visit most American congregations.
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.
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