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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.
The old reality in Egyptian neighborhoods
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly writes that it is significant that a majority of Egyptian Muslims believe sharia law should govern the lives of all Egyptians, not just Muslim believers.
One radical old Baptist Patriarch
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly remembers the Rev. Will Campbell — an activist and writer who made lots of people mad for lots of reasons.
John Paul II and the death of Christian America
The Rev. C.J. McCloskey of the Faith and Reason Institute asserts that the United States is no longer a Christian country, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
Boy Scouts, Catholics and the future
The BSA decision to rescind their ban on admitting homosexual youth has many Catholics asking questions, writes On Religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
Baptists without baptisms?
Southern Baptist Church baptisms have declined in six out of the last 10 years, falling to the lowest number since 1948.
A case for the common hymnal
Research indicates the average church may have a repertoire of 150-plus hymns that worship leaders can list in the Sunday bulletin and know that most people will sing them with confidence.
Catholic fights, with the IRS picking a side
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly writes that IRS targeted scrutiny of conservative groups can be viewed as a power grab centered around Obama's health-car program.
Deeper into the church-state inferno
It appears the IRS challenged some individuals and religious groups that have criticized projects dear to the current White House, such as health care reform, abortion rights and same-sex marriage, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly..
The earthy words of Pope Francis
This pope's back-to-basics style is catching some Vatican insiders off-guard, writes religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
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