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4 things to know about Ash Wednesday

William Johnston, University of Dayton For Christians, the death and resurrection of Jesus is a pivotal event commemorated each year during a season of preparation...

How bankruptcy can help USA Gymnastics and the Boy Scouts compensate...

Pamela Foohey, Indiana University USA Gymnastics and the Boy Scouts of America sex abuse scandals have rocked communities nationwide. Revelations regarding decades of the sexual...

Why a 14th-century mystic appeals to today’s ‘spiritual but not religious’...

Joel Harrington, Vanderbilt University The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however,...

Researching clergy sex abuse can take a heavy emotional toll: 3...

Kalpana Jain, The Conversation Editor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look back at the stories that...

Why believing in ghosts can make you a better person

Werner Reischel/Flickr.com, CC BY Tok Thompson, University of Southern...

Why it’s so hard to hold priests accountable for sex abuse

Carolyn M. Warner, Arizona State University A grand jury report recently found shocking levels of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. It uncovered, in...

What is heaven?

Joanne M. Pierce, College of the Holy Cross When a family member or a friend passes away, we often find ourselves reflecting on the question...

How the Catholic Church came to oppose birth control

Lisa McClain, Boise State University This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark “Humanae Vitae,” Pope Paul VI’s strict prohibition against artificial contraception, issued...

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Bill Gentile, American University School of Communication When Time magazine named journalists who faced persecution, arrest or murder as their 2018 Person of the Year,...