President Joe Biden’s progressive values jar with the conservatism of some Catholic bishops.
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Communion is the central act of Catholic worship. So why are some US bishops trying to stop President Joe Biden – a devout Catholic – from partaking?
Some ancient theologians argued that the Israelites deserved a share of Egypt’s wealth after being enslaved for centuries.
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The biblical story of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt is also a historical tale of reparations after enslavement.
A form of ‘canceling’ was common among Baptists in America.
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Excommunicating a church member, like 'canceling' someone on social media, serves to cleanse the body politic of behavior deemed damaging, suggests a scholar of political theology.
Caliban implores his fellow island dwellers to listen to the noises in “The Tempest.”
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Scholars have scoured the works of the great playwright for clues about his faith. A scholar of theology and Shakespeare's works says it isn't as simple as that.
The famine in Samaria was one of many depicted in the Bible.
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Famine was a constant threat during biblical times. The authors of the Old Testament used it to explain God's wrath, but also as a narrative device.
Members of the Sikh community in Indianapolis gather after a mass shooting in which eight people, including four Sikhs, died, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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A scholar explains the religious beliefs of Sikhs as well as the prejudices and barriers that many Sikhs in America face.
What is behind the confusion about Catholics taking the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?
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Divisions among Catholics have created doubts about the moral acceptability of one of the COVID-19 vaccines. An expert explains why there isn't one 'Catholic view' on the issue.
The Bible contains many stories of migration, including that of Joseph, Mary and Jesus.
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Many within the political left and right draw on the Bible to inform their views on immigration, but neglect to take into account how foreigners were treated under the Roman Empire during the time of Jesus.
Trumpeting the past? The Bible has conflicting narratives over the conquest of Canaan.
The New York Times' 1619 project and Donald Trump's 1776 Commission had very different interpretations of US history. Similarly, the Bible has more than one narrative.
A statue of Bishop Richard Allen outside the historic Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
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As a PBS documentary explores the history of the Black Church, a scholar looks at how African American congregations in Philadelphia weathered crises over 200 years.
Joe and Jill Biden attend Mass at St. Matthew the Apostle before the inauguration.
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St. Matthew is the patron saint of civil servants – making the Washington, D.C., church bearing his name a fitting venue for presidents, both past and present.
Monks pray at Nanshan Temple in Sanya, Hainan Province of China.
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In China, many Buddhists hope for birth in a buddha-land so they can complete their path under a buddha’s direct supervision.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola with Pope Paul III.
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For many, New Year's resolutions do not last more than a few days or weeks. A theologian writes how we can learn from the challenges and reflections of Saint Ignatius.
A doll representing the infant Jesus in St. Catherine’s, the Franciscan church in the town of Bethlehem.
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The differences in the Gospels are hard to reconcile. That's because, says a scholar, they offer an important insight into the Greco-Roman views of ethnic identity.
Many evangelical voters believe they found a protector in chief in Donald Trump.
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When Trump leaves the White House in January, many American evangelicals will feel that they've lost their protector in chief.
Joe Biden quoted Pope Francis in speeches ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
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The US Catholic Church is more diverse and more divided than it was in JFK's time. Biden could offer an opportunity for the church to move beyond so-called "culture war" issues.
Voters mark their ballots at a church in Stamford, Conn.
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A theologian argues, based on the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, that a political institution has its limits when it comes to being called 'sacred.'
Volunteers outside the Christian Cultural Center in New York register new voters as part of the ‘Souls to the Polls’ initiative.
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From the civil rights era to the 2020 election, Black Churches have been at the forefront of encouraging voter registration -- and fighting voter suppression.
A moral minority of evangelicals are moving away from Trump.
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Polls show that a majority of evangelicals back Trump. But that hides a growing divide between enthusiasts of the president and those who question his fitness for office, argues a moral theologian.
Pope Francis’ comments on same-sex unions underline his commitment to justice for all.
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The pontiff hasn't changed church teaching on marriage in indicating support for same-sex civil unions. Rather, he is reminding Catholics they should be concerned about justice for all.