| Jan 25, 2012
| 1:59 PM
For 20 years, the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Ocean City has been a generally quiet affair. But this year the event's sponsors invited as guest speaker a former high-ranking Pentagon official notorious for his characterization of Muslims as idol-...
| Feb 2, 2012
Other groups listed top religion stories of 2011. The Institute on Religion and Democracy tried forecasting what will be top church news of 2012.
Washington-based IRD is a conservative Protestant think tank, so most of its six predictions revolve...
| Feb 15, 2012
In the first, fevered days of the controversy over insurance coverage of drugs that prevent pregnancy and induce abortions, early polling results made their way into conventional wisdom: The White House and supporters of its mandate cited survey results...
| Jun 23, 2011
If I had a dollar for every time a Sarah Palin supporter accused me of not taking her seriously because I'm jealous of attractive women who've combined powerful careers with large families, I'd be in another tax bracket, one that might encourage me to...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:28 AM
A new poll suggests that Mitt Romney's faith could play a role in the 2012 Republican nominating race, with a sizable portion of respondents saying they believe that Mormonism is a non-Christian faith.
The survey from the Pew Research Center for the...
| Jul 1, 2011
Football coach Ken Niumatalolo released the names Navy's 2011 recruits on Thursday night as 52 prospects representing 16 states went through induction ceremonies and began plebe summer.
"We are very excited about the group we have coming in this year,"...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 4:47 AM
As we set off fireworks and grill our hot dogs for the Fourth of July, it's worth pausing a moment to think about what we're celebrating -- and how it's framed by the relationship of church and state.
The conservative wing is represented well -- mostly...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 5:08 PM
When First Baptist Church of Orlando took up a collection for homeless families in March, the record $5.6 million in pledges stunned even church leaders. But as the news sank in, a heavy responsibility emerged: How could the church spend the generous...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 3:24 PM
The outlook for conservative Christianity is really, really bright. Or really dim.
It all depends which side of the Equator you live on.
This happy/gloomy view comes via the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, which recently released a new Global...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 4:45 PM
For years, St. Paul's Cemetery, a Victorian city of the dead on a knoll in a remote corner of Druid Hill Park, was nothing more than a nearly forgotten, weed-choked, overgrown burial ground that had been subjected to mindless vandalism through the...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 6:52 PM
The state has declined to renew its foster care and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities across Illinois, possibly ending a historic partnership initiated by the Roman Catholic Church a half-century ago and potentially severing the relationship...