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URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/modern-muslim
Filed Under:Religion / Islam
Posts on Regator:1205
Posts / Week:7.7
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Pope promises action on clergy sex abuse

5 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

In his strongest remarks yet on the clergy sex abuse scandal, Pope Francis on Friday asked forgiveness “for the damage” that abusive priests have inflicted on children and pledged that the Catholic Church “will not take one step backward” in its efforts to address the crisis. Read full article >>

Harvard journal says “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is ancient, not a modern forgery

6 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A new report claiming to back the authenticity of a papyrus fragment that quotes Jesus saying the surprising words “my wife” set off new debate Thursday over what can be definitively known about him and how early Christians saw gender and sex. Read full article >>

Same-sex marriage is new test for Catholic institutions used to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

last weekReligion / Islam : On Faith

Having worked in Catholic church music ministry for nearly 40 years — basically his entire adult life — Mike McMahon thought he knew the landscape and his place in it. As a gay person, all was fine as long as he was “discreet.” Read full article >>

What religion am I? Call me ‘None.’

last weekReligion / Islam : On Faith

The smells of rice balls and beef stew waft through the house—and if you pay attention, the faint smell of incense. It’s the gio for my grandfather, the Vietnamese celebration of his death anniversary. Read full article >>

Carroll County residents ask judge to fine officials for prayers at government meetings

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A group of Carroll County residents has asked a federal judge to find county commissioners in contempt and to fine them $30,000 for allowing explicit prayers to be said at government meetings. The residents and the American Humanist Association filed the request with a U.S. Show More Summary

A conversation with ‘Noah’ director Darren Aronofsky

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

NEW YORK — The “Noah” epic released in theaters Friday promises to be controversial, with director Darren Aronofsky calling it “the least biblical biblical film ever made.” As the story of Noah remains near and dear to people of many faith traditions, the film has already unleashed a flood of criticism. Read full article >>

Carroll County commissioner defies judge’s order against sectarian prayer

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Carroll County, which has seen recent divisions over development and immigration, this week split over government-led sectarian prayer, with one commissioner violating a judge’s order not to open meetings with a prayer to Jesus, saying it would be akin to her “giving up my guns...or my property rights.” Read full article >>

Roger Housden/column: In the spiritual supermarket

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Just 60 years ago, Tibetan Buddhism was the most secretive religious tradition in the world. It reserved its initiations exclusively for monastics, who had to prove themselves worthy of higher teachings with decades of intensive practice locked away behind the world’s highest mountains. Show More Summary

Jimmy Carter says Pope Francis promised ‘women should have a greater role’

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Former President Jimmy Carter isn’t exactly known for withholding his opinion, so it wasn’t surprising on Wednesday to hear him say he typed out and mailed a letter to Pope Francis challenging the pontiff on the status of women in the Catholic Church. Read full article >>

Meeting between Pope Francis and President Obama has promise, carries risk, advisors say

3 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Meetings between popes and presidents have often been seen as photo opportunities, but people who have advised President Obama on faith issues say his get-together next week with Pope Francis will involve other high-level officials and likely concrete talks about how to boost the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and ease extreme poverty. Read full article >>

Methodist appeals body to hear case of Pa. pastor defrocked for son’s gay wedding

4 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pennsylvania Methodist Frank Schaefer, who lost his pastor credentials for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding, will get an appeal hearing in June before a committee that has the power to reinstate him or call a new trial. Read full article >>

Hill leaders invite Pope Francis to address a joint session of Congress in 2015

last monthReligion / Islam : On Faith

Hill leaders have invited Pope Francis to address a joint session of Congress during his expected visit to the United States next year. Francis, who marked his first anniversary as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics Thursday,...Show More Summary

A year into his papacy, Pope Francis is making all the right moves

last monthReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Vatican thinks in centuries. Formal and glacial of pace, the epicenter of global Catholicism is anchored in the deep waters of tradition and ancient ritual. Change is an unsettling visitor, especially when he shows up with sensible shoes and a plan. Read full article >>

Pope Francis asked about sex and family planning, you answered

last monthReligion / Islam : On Faith

Experts often say that the Catholic Church’s ban on artificial contraception is among its most ignored teachings. Pope Francis took special care in an unprecedented survey he sent out last fall to bishops worldwide to ask Catholics’ views on the morality of contraception and how ethics comes into their thinking on family size. Show More Summary

Supreme Court won’t hear appeal of dispute over Episcopal Church’s property in Va.

last monthReligion / Islam : On Faith

Seven years after 15 conservative Virginia congregations made global news by breaking away from the Episcopal Church — and refusing to give up tens of millions of dollars in property — the Supreme Court on Monday ended the complex legal dispute by declining to take up an appeal by the last remaining plaintiff. Read full article >>

The Rev. Jim Martin muses over merging Jesus’s spiritual and historical personas

last monthReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Rev. Jim Martin is probably America’s best-known Catholic priest. He appears on “The Colbert Report” when a Jesus expert is needed. He is a Christian spiritual figure to tens of thousands of Twitter followers and has written several best-selling books about God. Show More Summary

Pope asked about couples, marriage, faith and prayer. You answered.

last monthReligion / Islam : On Faith

How’d you like a little back and forth with Pope Francis? It’s not totally far-fetched. In October, Pope Francis asked bishops around the world to gather feedback from Catholics ahead of a major fall meeting on family issues including divorce, cohabitation and same-sex marriage. Read full article >>

The Pope Asks: Francis asked about family, you answered

last monthReligion / Islam : On Faith

Listen. Respect. Encourage people to follow their conscience. Be sensitive to the financial cost of children and allow birth control. Prepare people for marriage with professional counselors, not just priests or volunteers — and with...Show More Summary

The Pope Asks: Francis asked for feedback, here’s your chance

last monthReligion / Islam : On Faith

How’d you like a little back and forth with Pope Francis? It’s not totally far-fetched. Francis wowed even fans of his openness in October by asking bishops around the world to gather feedback from Catholics ahead of a major fall meeting on family issues including divorce, cohabitation and same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

One year ago, Pope Benedict flew off into history, making room for Francis

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

What do you do when you’re the Catholic Church, a millennia-old institution with rituals designed for every moment, and your pope retires for the first time in modern history and there’s zero script? Well, you’re forced to kind of wing it. Show More Summary

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