Spiritual Living


Even atheists loooove this Pope

With his penchant for crowd-pleasing and spontaneous acts of compassion, Pope Francis has earned high praise from fellow Catholics.

Hey atheists, let’s make a deal

Famed atheist Richard Dawkins has been rightfully criticized this week for saying the “mild pedophilia” he and other English children experienced in the 1950s “didn’t cause any lasting harm.”

Vatican to say next month when John Paul II, John XXIII will become saints

The Roman Catholic Church will announce next month the date when the late popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be canonized, Vatican Radio reported Wednesday.

Keeping up with the Joneses

Todd and Temeca Jones sharply remind us of this axiom as they carve out their legacy in the minds of our children. In addition to four beautiful daughters, the Joneses have also conceived Funducate LLC., an innovative company developing challenging ...

Why are millennials leaving church? Try atheism

Articles and books about why millennials are leaving Christianity often focus on what churches are doing “wrong.” They’re anti-gay, anti-women, anti-science, anti-sex-education and anti-doubt, to name a few of the most common criticisms.

Pope’s remarks on gays: A shift in tone, not substance

COPACABANA, Brazil — Reaction to Pope Francis’ comments about not judging gays has broken along two lines: Either this is a groundbreaking reversal by the head of the Catholic Church, or it’s basically just a guy talking on a plane.

Pope Francis urges World Youth Day participants to “put on faith”

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — With a blasting medley of bossa nova music as a prelude, Pope Francis addressed about a million worshippers in Copacabana beach on Thursday, lacing his message to a new generation of Catholics with Brazilian street ...

A nightmare day for the pope’s security detail

COPACABANA BEACH, Brazil — Don’t blame the pope’s Swiss Guards if they had nightmares Monday night. There was plenty to disturb their sleep: a mobbed motorcade, a bomb scare and protesters clashing with police.

Pope Francis lands in Brazil amid protesters

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — For the first time in the history of the Catholic Church, a Latin-American pope will touch down on his own continent on Monday.

‘Six Types of Atheists’ study wakes a sleeping giant

They were trying to prove a simple point: That nonbelievers are a bigger and more diverse group than previously imagined.

Study finds six types of atheism

How many ways are there to disbelieve in God? At least six, according to a new study.

The pope said what?

Pope Francis has encouraged his flock of 1 billion Catholics not to be “starched Christians” who chat about theology over tea.

Lutherans elect first openly gay bishop

For more than two decades, the Rev. R. Guy Erwin couldn’t officially be a priest in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. On Friday, he was elected a bishop.

Spinner singer Bobbie Smith dead at 77

Bobbie Smith, who as a member of the Spinners sang lead on such hits as...

Archbishop Gomez to celebrate Good Friday liturgy at noon

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez will celebrate the Good Friday liturgy at...