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The dangerous leap from kids as 'legacy' to conceiving them as our pathway to eternal life.

  • David Zahl
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The new report may be the most extensive leak ever of a papal election.

President Trump commented on the issue in February at the National Prayer Breakfast, promising to help religious adoption agencies.

The secretary of state was responding to a question in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.

A group of black seminarians have collected signatures in an online petition calling on the school to set aside 15 percent of the school’s endowment.

A hate-crime investigation is underway after 59 Jewish graves were defaced inside a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts.

Can a clinician actually determine who is a pedophile? Can a test predict who is cut out for a life of chastity? The church promises psychological evaluation for all new priests, despite dubious science.

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Penny was born into privilege. She was also born into exclusion.

  • Amy Julia Becker
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Experts believe this is the first time a state has sued a Catholic diocese in the abuse crisis

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Many are hearing the message that Islam is not like other religions.

  • Asma Uddin
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"The Jewish community of Pittsburgh is with you. Our hearts are with you. We hold you in our prayers,” the Tree of Life synagogue told Muslim worshipers in New Zealand.

Mosques in the United States began considering tighter security after at least 49 Muslim worshipers were killed in Christchurch.

  • Analysis

Polling data and experts interviewed by The Washington Post do not show a Jewish exodus from the Republican Party in the Trump years.

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The trend inaugurated in the 20th century has to stop.

  • Massimo Faggioli
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The Washington Post’s Religion section offers breaking and ongoing news, analysis and opinion about major religion stories. We tackle anything where faith, spirituality, ethics and values live, from p...

A new Boston salon just for women offers unusual privacy.

New translations in Arabic, Farsi and other languages will make Dawkins's controversial books readable to audiences in the Muslim world.

U.S. Catholic frustration and openness to leaving comes at a time when Americans in general are less tied to faith groups.

Pope Francis and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson met for 30 minutes to discuss shared values — including the concern over secularism.

After Trump added his unique, frenetic signature to a 12-year-old boy’s Good Book, the crowd of onlookers erupted in applause.

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Hundreds of people filled a spacious Southern California church to mourn the death of a 9-year-old girl whose name they didn’t know until a few weeks ago

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A New Mexico archbishop is renewing his call for Catholics to stop worshipping the skeleton folk saint known as La Santa Muerte, or “Our Lady of Holy Death”

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Pope Francis prays for the victims of attacks in Nigeria and Mali, and for the success of talks underway in Nicaragua aimed at solving a yearlong political crisis

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Pope Francis has replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the embattled archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he became embroiled in the country’s spiraling sex abuse and cover-up scandal

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The Michigan attorney general’s office has settled a lawsuit by same-sex couples who say their rights have been violated by faith-based adoption agencies that don’t want to work with gays and lesbians

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The Michigan attorney general’s office has settled a lawsuit by same-sex couples who say their rights have been violated by faith-based adoption agencies that don’t want to work with gays and lesbians

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres went to the first mosque built in New York City on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community, urging people everywhere “to reaffirm the sanctity of all places of worship and the safety of all worshippers.”

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A 72-year-old Michigan priest has been acquitted of sexually assaulting two teens in the first of three trials

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A second South Dakota diocese has released the names of clergy members with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse against a minor.

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A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut has agreed to pay $3.5 million to five men who alleged in lawsuits they were sexually abused as children by priests

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Advocates for clergy abuse victims say their list of 395 priests or lay people in Illinois who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children is far more extensive than the names already released by the state’s six dioceses

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says two of its missionaries have returned home to the U.S. after they were detained in Russia for more than two weeks for alleged visa term violations

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The nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization says it has accepted an invitation from West Virginia lawmakers to visit the state Capitol in the wake of an Islamophobic display outside the House of Delegates chamber

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In the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized New Zealand and Australia for sending troops to Turkey in the World War I Gallipoli campaign

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The Vatican is greeting the visit to Italy of Chinese President Xi Jinping with a new round of overtures and says the “door is always open” to dialogue

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