Commentary: When religious leaders equate religion's ancient mythologies with demonstrable facts, faith will suffer, and religion will become increasingly irrelevant.
Commentary: Religious leaders set off a firestorm when they requested a religious exemption in the president's planned executive order banning discrimination by government contractors.
Commentary: Despite 20 years of discrimination of women and denial of women's basic human rights as spiritual equals before God, women are serving in priestly ministry.
Commentary: The right to protest is not the right to violently oust a democratic government, a distinction that policymakers in Washington don't always seem to grasp.
Commentary: When politicians like Paul Ryan oppose modest efforts to raise a federal minimum wage, charity is not enough to fill the gap created by the economy.
Commentary: The statements coming out of the Vatican that say Pope John Paul II didn't know about the sex abuse crisis are patently ridiculous.
Commentary: It is a poignant coincidence that Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonized on the eve of the international day of Holocaust remembrance.
Commentary: As two Catholics sometimes pigeonholed as liberal and conservative but who love our church in equal measure, we're grateful for this moment in church history.
Commentary: Maybe the millennials will find or create secular equivalents to churches. But those alternatives will have to match the depth and motivational force of religion.
Commentary: In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asks God to "remove this cup." Who among us has not asked the same of God at one point?