A 'Catholic' diocese that values internet hierarchy over religious expertise

The Catholic Diocese of Discord — where they "discuss theology, troll Protestants, play Minecraft, and pray the rosary" — may be the only U.S. Catholic community that has attracted most of its members through internet memes.

Jeannie Gaffigan hosts panel urging Catholics to get COVID-19 vaccines

Jeannie Gaffigan collaborated with Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles to host a virtual panel on Aug. 31 directed specifically at Catholic audiences. The panel, titled "Vaccines Are a Life Issue," examined the most widespread pieces of vaccine misinformation and walked the audience through responses to each.

Britney Spears: An icon for purity culture's wounded women

The trajectory of Spears' career and public persona can be understood, some scholars of evangelicalism argue, through the rise and decline of the evangelical purity movement. 

'You can't think yourself out of racism'

There is a burgeoning conversation about racism happening at the highest levels of academia, particularly in divinity schools, theology departments and religious studies programs. Black religion scholars say their work is routinely undervalued and their advancement blocked by a bias that sees the study of Black religious experience as secondary to white theology