Jerusalem mayoral race exposes religious-secular rift

That clash between Jerusalem mayoral candidates Ofer Berkovitch, the secular candidate, and Moshe Lion, an Orthodox Jew, has become focused on religious issues, including sabbath restrictions in Israel's capital.


Is schism possible in the Catholic Church?

As the U.S. Catholic bishops gather in Baltimore to discuss controversial issues such as clerical sexual abuse and racism, some people are talking about the threat of schism.

Notre Dame students cite faith as they kneel during national anthem to protest racism

Dozens of students at the University of Notre Dame took a knee during the playing of the national anthem at the Catholic school's football game in South Bend, Ind., this weekend, saying their faith compels them to protest racism.

A TV God for the age of anxiety

The new CBS hourlong dramedy "God Friended Me" premiered to such impressive ratings that the network gave a full-season order. Its surprise success has caused some media watchers to wonder whether we're on the cusp of a religion renaissance on the small screen.


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