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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Chicago Archdiocese to settle priest abuse suits for $4.45M

The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $4.45 million to settle separate lawsuits brought by three men who allege they were sexually abused over a decade ago by a former Roman Catholic priest and convicted sex offender.

Ousted Maltese knight returns in defiance of pope's wishes

Ousted Maltese knight returns in defiance of pope's wishes

The soap opera at the ancient Knights of Malta religious order took on new drama Wednesday as its ousted leader returned to Rome on the eve of the election for his successor in defiance of the pope’s wishes.

Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in TED talk

Pope warns powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in TED talk

Pope Francis is warning the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin, using the first-ever papal TED talk to urge the world to show more solidarity with the poor and the weak.

Crews back at church to remove beloved 600-year-old tree

Crews back at church to remove beloved 600-year-old tree

Crews have returned to a New Jersey church where they are taking down a 600-year-old white oak tree that’s believed to be among the oldest in the nation.

10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

San Diego schools defend effort to fight Islamophobia

One of the nation’s largest school districts is defending its campaign to fight Islamophobia and promote understanding of Muslim culture against critics who say it is favoring a religion.

The Latest: San Diego school official sees Muslim bullying

The Latest on a campaign against Islamophobia in San Diego public schools (all times local):

San Diego schools take aim at Islamophobia

One of the nation’s largest school districts has started a campaign against Islamophobia, drawing praise and criticism.

Georgia pastor gets 35 years in prison for child molestation

A Georgia pastor has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for molesting two teenagers who attended his church in coastal Brunswick.

Methodist court takes up challenge to election of gay bishop

Methodist court takes up challenge to election of gay bishop

The highest court in the United Methodist Church considered Tuesday whether to invalidate the election of the denomination’s first openly gay bishop, amid a struggle to avoid schism over the Bible and same-sex relationships.

Notre Dame philosopher Alvin Plantinga wins Templeton Prize

Notre Dame philosopher Alvin Plantinga wins Templeton Prize

Retired University of Notre Dame philosophy professor Alvin Plantinga has won one of the world’s leading religion prizes.

Voices from around the world consider Trump's first 100 days

Voices from around the world consider Trump's first 100 days

It was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. One uncontroversial certainty was that it would cause reverberations around the globe.

Pope tells Egypt ahead of visit he comes as peace messenger

Pope tells Egypt ahead of visit he comes as peace messenger

Pope Francis has told the Egyptian people he is coming to Cairo this week as a friend and a “messenger of peace.”

Pope pays to rent beach space for disabled youths

Pope pays to rent beach space for disabled youths

The papal almsgiver has made a donation, in the name of Pope Francis, to cover the annual rent for a beach area near Rome used by disabled youths.

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow

A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, landmark for driving directions and the remarkable piece of natural history.

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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.