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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Rocks, Bible thrown through windows of Colorado mosque

A Colorado mosque was vandalized early Sunday when someone threw rocks and a Bible through the windows of the Islamic Center of Fort Collins.

Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains

Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains

Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, forecasters said.

Pope's sex abuse board vows to go on without survivor member

Members of Pope Francis’ sex abuse advisory board vowed Sunday to press ahead with their work even without abuse survivors on the panel following the resignation of a respected child advocate.

Storms destroy church, homes in turbulent week of weather

Storms destroy church, homes in turbulent week of weather

Storms demolished mobile homes in Arkansas and a church in Louisiana as a menacing weather system threatened several states across the South and Midwest, authorities said.

Religion events from around the Washington area

Religion events from around the Washington area

Lenten events and meals, Classical music concerts, Labyrinth walking, faith in forums.

Judge clears way for retrial of ex-Philadelphia monsignor

Judge clears way for retrial of ex-Philadelphia monsignor

A Catholic church official’s 14-year legal odyssey over his handling of sex-abuse complaints won’t end anytime soon after a Philadelphia judge said Friday he would be retried on child endangerment charges.

The Latest: US government opposes Hawaii injunction request

The Latest on challenges to President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban (all times local):

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism. Some blamed a far-right emboldened by President Donald Trump. Now, that picture has been complicated by the arrest of an Israeli Jewish hacker who authorities say is responsible for the harassment.

Pope urges EU: Resist 'false' security promised by populists

Pope urges EU: Resist 'false' security promised by populists

Pope Francis urged European leaders on Friday to resist the “false forms of security” promised by populists who want to wall themselves off and instead bank on a future of greater solidarity and union.

Hamas TV channel builds Jerusalem set in Gaza

Hamas TV channel builds Jerusalem set in Gaza

Quiet on the set! Surrounded by militant training sites on uprooted Jewish settlement lands, the first movie set in the Gaza Strip is growing, depicting the history-rich, volatile alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City.

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

A Utah couple was enjoying the final day of their European trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were among the crowd of people on London’s Westminster Bridge who were struck by an SUV.

Police: Mom beat, choked girl over incorrect Bible verses

Police: Mom beat, choked girl over incorrect Bible verses

A woman severely beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of their house for incorrectly reciting Bible verses, police say.

Texas appeals court overturns ex-Baylor player's conviction

Texas appeals court overturns ex-Baylor player's conviction

An appeals court overturned the conviction of a former Baylor football player whose sexual assault case helped ignite a scandal that engulfed the nation’s largest Baptist school.

William Keeler, cardinal who led Baltimore’s archdiocese for 18 years, dies at 86

William Keeler, cardinal who led Baltimore’s archdiocese for 18 years, dies at 86

He tried to make the Catholic Church more responsive to the 2002 sexual-abuse scandal.

Pope OKs sainthood for Fatima siblings, Mexico child martyrs

Pope OKs sainthood for Fatima siblings, Mexico child martyrs

Pope Francis is making five more child saints: Two Portuguese shepherd children who said the Virgin Mary appeared to them in Fatima 100 years ago, and three Mexican adolescents who were killed for their Catholic faith in the 16th century.

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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.