The Catholic Church has historically been unwilling to extend full priesthood to women. However, Pope Francis could take the lead in ordaining women to become deacons, a scholar says.
The Vatican is training priests to recognise and deal with the demonically possessed. This re-emergence of the Devil in popular Western culture is part of a new engagement with an enchanted world.
Antisemitic incidents are on the rise across the globe. To understand this modern hatred we need to look into the past and understand its origins.
Divine inspiration was at the centre of music for thousands of years – until post-war conservatoires got other ideas.
In three Gospels, Christ suffers in silence, while in the fourth he speaks out. Either way, the result is the same: crucifixtion and death.
Even though more than half of Australia's Christians are in favour of marriage equality, churches have been slow to allow it – here's why.
We may imagine Jesus in long robes with baggy sleeves, but this is far from how he would have dressed.
A groundbreaking High Court ruling outlawing the spanking of children in South Africa has outraged some Christian bodies that claim parents are entitled to hit their children in a "godly way".
California megachurches played a significant role in how millions of people - Christian or not - understand Christianity.
Nearly one of every four people in the US is unaffiliated, which has prompted speculation that this would increase support for liberal policies. A scholar provides some lessons from history.
The inn, the shepherds, angels and animals: pretty much everything we think we know about the Christmas story is historically wrong.
The animals that are so familiar in Christmas cards and carols did not begin to make an appearance until hundreds of years after Jesus' birth.
As Americans make decisions about year-end giving, how much of it will be influenced by their faith?
It is time for fundamentalist Christians to examine their own theology and face up to how it has contributed to the abuse of women, intentionally or otherwise.
Forget the idea that it was round one in the battle between Christianity and Islam.
In the early 1900s, a group of Protestants in the US attempted a reunion of Christianity. They failed, of course, but they prompted a new dialogue.
Its real purpose is to subsume Judaism and exclude Islam.
Many think that violence is central to religion, but some scholars argue it's meaningless to single out religion rather than socio-economic factors when assessing violent acts.
Just what are we celebrating when we imagine an Augustinian friar nailing a document to a church door?
A prayer rally recently organized in Washington, DC is part of a growing movement, that scholars call 'Independent Network Christianity.'