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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.
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?"
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.
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.
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