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  • 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

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg 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.

    July 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg 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.

    July 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg 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.

    July 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg 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.

    July 2, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg Baptists without baptisms?

    Southern Baptist Church baptisms have declined in six out of the last 10 years, falling to the lowest number since 1948.

    June 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg 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.

    June 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg 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.

    June 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg 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..

    May 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • Terry_Mattingly.jpg 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.

    May 20, 2013 1 Photo