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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Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues.

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues.

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues.

Religion events from around the Washington area

Religion events from around the Washington area

Vacation Bible school, concerts, Gargoyle tour, peanut butter/jelly drive, seniors exercise

Former Muslim charged with making bomb threat to mosque

Former Muslim charged with making bomb threat to mosque

Authorities say a former Muslim threatened to blow up a Florida mosque, later telling investigators he was being targeted for converting to Judaism.

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump.

The Latest: Pence visits Focus on Family amid change

The Latest: Pence visits Focus on Family amid change

The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Focus on the Family, an evangelical Christian ministry in Colorado (all times local):

Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation with trip

Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation with trip

Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict.

Parole denied for Manson follower Krenwinkel in California

Parole denied for Manson follower Krenwinkel in California

Officials denied parole Thursday for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel — a follower of cult leader Charles Manson — after considering whether battered women’s syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago in California.

Official: Girl found at church likely to be missing baby

Official: Girl found at church likely to be missing baby

An Arizona investigator said Thursday he is confident a baby left at a Las Vegas-area church is the same one that authorities have for weeks been searching for across three states.

Court clears Mississippi LGBT objections law; appeal likely

A federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can enforce a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to appeal.

The Latest: Lawyer for Manson follower blasts parole denial

The Latest: Lawyer for Manson follower blasts parole denial

The Latest on the parole hearing for Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson (all times local):

Man indicted for hate crime for Texas mosque fire

A man has been indicted on a hate crime charge for a January fire that destroyed a Texas mosque, authorities announced on Thursday.

Brooklyn diocese announces sex abuse compensation program

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn announced Thursday it is setting up a compensation program for victims of past sexual abuse by priests, modeled after a program the larger New York archdiocese started last year.

The Latest: More legal fight ahead over Mississippi LGBT law

The Latest on Mississippi law dealing with religious objections to same-sex marriage (all times local):

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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.