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.
In China, many Buddhists hope for birth in a buddha-land so they can complete their path under a buddha’s direct supervision.
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.
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.
When Trump leaves the White House in January, many American evangelicals will feel that they've lost their protector in chief.
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.
A theologian argues, based on the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, that a political institution has its limits when it comes to being called 'sacred.'
From the civil rights era to the 2020 election, Black Churches have been at the forefront of encouraging voter registration -- and fighting voter suppression.
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.
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.
The pandemic and political turmoil have left many people feeling anxious, angry and despairing. Being open to joy might bring some respite.
From medieval thinkers to James Baldwin, loving one's country has never meant you can't be critical of it too.
A professor of homiletics explores the different personas Black preachers wear in the public sphere and how this has often been misunderstood.
The pandemic has inspired new forms of pilgrimages – some do-it-yourself, in which people are walking in their backyards or nearby spaces and finding meaning.
Race, class and national identity mean that views within the American Muslim community vary when it comes to such hot-button issues as policing, protests and discrimination.
Religious scholars and faith leaders reflect on the death rites cultures have developed to honor the deceased, comfort the living and share the burden of mourning.
The US Constitution is supposed to protect freedom of religion. But in the 20th century, white Christian nationalists used this ideal to discriminate against Jews and justify their exclusion.
Joe Biden was denied communion for pro-choice views. Catholics with 'unforgiven' sins can't receive communion. A theologian says many Catholics would question if Biden was indeed in a 'sinful' state.