Ruling lets religious groups not cover contraceptives

(Reuters, NOV 27 / Reuters)

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this year on the issue related to new health-care law.

Gerri Marmer and Sally Quinn

Religion events from around the Washington area

Pentecost events, farmers market, gargoyle tours, Juilliard concert, organ recitals, Stop Hunger event.

Sally Quinn

D.C. could use a dose of Buddhist mindfulness

Tara Brach’s message may be especially apt in Washington, where self-involvement seems to thrive.

Sally Quinn

Life’s inevitable sorrow yields to love

Sally Quinn: My life has been full of happiness and full of sorrow. But it has always been full of love.

Sally Quinn

A season of gratitude, no matter what you believe

Jew or Christian. All that matters is the sense of community that Easter and Passover rituals inspire.

Sally Quinn

A conversation with Bill O’Reilly

Fox News star Bill O’Reilly declares his faith and talks about the part it plays in his life.

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Brazilians funneled as "slaves" by US church, ex-members say

Brazilians funneled as 'slaves' by US church, ex-members say

When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told.

Brazilians funneled as "slaves" by US church, ex-members say

Brazilians funneled as 'slaves' by US church, ex-members say

When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told.

Pope calls for "moderation" after Jerusalem shrine violence

Pope calls for 'moderation' after Jerusalem shrine violence

Pope Francis has appealed for moderation after recent killings at a Jerusalem holy site.

Judge's order targets Kentucky abortion clinic protesters

Judge's order targets Kentucky abortion clinic protesters

Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic.

Quran submerged in lard mailed to California Islamic center

Police are investigating the mailing of a Quran submerged in a tub of what appeared to be pork lard to a Northern California Islamic center.

Religion events from around the Washington area

Monastery garden tour, sandwich making, labyrinth walk, classical music, concerts.

Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in legal fees because a county clerk refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2015.

Michigan priest acquitted of sexually assaulting priest

Michigan priest acquitted of sexually assaulting priest

A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting another priest after a night of drinking in northern Michigan has been found not guilty.

Connecticut governor visits woman taking sanctuary in church

Connecticut governor visits woman taking sanctuary in church

U.S. immigration officials said Friday they consider a woman trying to avoid deportation by seeking sanctuary in a Connecticut church to be a fugitive, but acknowledge they have a policy that restricts them from entering a house of worship except in extraordinary circumstances.

93-year-old woman dragged 20 feet during church carjacking

A 93-year-old woman in Florida was dragged 20 feet as she tried to stop two carjackers in a church parking lot.

Police hope video IDs whoever broke hands off Jesus statue

Police hope video IDs whoever broke hands off Jesus statue

Authorities are hoping surveillance video identifies whoever broke the hands off a granite statue of Jesus on the campus of a Catholic university in Pittsburgh.

Michigan doctor to stay in jail in genital mutilation case

A Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on girls from a Muslim sect will remain in jail while she awaits trial after a judge on Wednesday expressed concern that she might try to flee the country.

Boston launches poster campaign to combat Islamophobia

Boston has launched a new public service campaign to fight Islamophobia by offering the public ways to address aggression toward others because of their appearance or beliefs.

Vatican court rejects motions to dismiss in hospital case

Vatican court rejects motions to dismiss in hospital case

A Vatican tribunal rejected attempts by two former executives of the pope’s children’s hospital to dismiss an embezzlement case, asserting Tuesday it could prosecute them on charges they diverted nearly a half-million euros in hospital donations to renovate a top cardinal’s penthouse.

The Latest: Vatican court refuses to stop embezzlement case

The Latest: Vatican court refuses to stop embezzlement case

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Kay Warren on God: ‘There are times that I feel it’s all a big cosmic joke’

Kay Warren on God: ‘There are times that I feel it’s all a big cosmic joke’

The Post’s Sally Quinn talks with Saddleback Church co-founder Kay Warren on doubting God’s existence, the HIV/Aids epidemic and why God allows suffering. (Archives)
Author Colm Toibin talks about his book ‘The Testament of Mary’

Author Colm Toibin talks about his book ‘The Testament of Mary’

Author Colm Toibin sat down with The Washington Post’s Sally Quinn to discuss his approach to writing “The Testament of Mary” and his relationship with the Catholic church.
Conn. Rabbi talks about comforting Sandy Hook victim’s mom

Conn. Rabbi talks about comforting Sandy Hook victim’s mom

Rabbi Shaul Praver of the Adath Israel congregation in Newtown, Conn., discusses comforting the mom of Sandy Hook shooting victim Noah Posner on Saturday.
Pope Benedict sends first tweet

Pope Benedict sends first tweet

VIDEO | Pope Benedict sent his first tweet using his handle @pontifex. The Pope writes: "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart."
Rev. Franklin Graham: America has rejected God

Rev. Franklin Graham: America has rejected God

Rev. Franklin Graham: America has rejected God
Rev. Franklin Graham on his holiday outreach program

Rev. Franklin Graham on his holiday outreach program

Rev. Franklin Graham sits down with the The Post’s Sally Quinn to talk about his holiday outreach program, Operation Christmas Child.
Eckhart Tolle on losing trust in God, being in the now

Eckhart Tolle on losing trust in God, being in the now

Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle spoke with The Washington Post’s Sally Quinn about his Roman Catholic upbringing, losing trust in God and the core of his teachings: being in the now.
Bishop Stallings on controversial ministry

Bishop Stallings on controversial ministry

Bishop George Stallings, founder of the Imani Temple African Catholic Congregation talks about his controversial ministry and allegations that he abused altar boys while a priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
Polls: Romney up, God down

Polls: Romney up, God down

New polls show Mitt Romney catching up to Obama. Meanwhile, God seems to be losing ground: a new poll shows that one in five Americans now self-identify as secular. We speak to religion reporter Michelle Boorstein and Jesse Galef of the Secular Student Alliance.
Bishop Vashti McKenzie speaks at DNC

Bishop Vashti McKenzie speaks at DNC

Bishop Vashti McKenzie, co-chair of the DNC Credentials Committee and the first woman elected as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, called the Democratic Party the “most forward-looking” party.
Mitt Romney’s RNC speech highlights

Mitt Romney’s RNC speech highlights

Mitt Romney accepts the official GOP nominee and speaks to the Republican National Convention on its final night.
Joel Osteen on his connection with fans

Joel Osteen on his connection with fans

Evangelist Joel Osteen discusses his connection with fans and how he got his start. Osteen will speak at Nationals Park on Saturday, April 28.