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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:53:00 -0400Kate Hennessy drew from family letters, diaries and memories in writing Dorothy Day, a biography of her late grandmother. Day founded the Catholic Worker Movement and is now a candidate for sainthood.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:49:00 -0400The man in his late teens is the "primary suspect" in the case, according to authorities. Scores of bomb threats were phoned in to Jewish community centers across the U.S. over the past few months.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:01:00 -0400Celebrating this ancient festival was banned under the Taliban. For refugees and immigrants in America, the holiday and the feasts that accompany it are an important cultural link to Afghanistan.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:05:00 -0400Jesus' tomb has been freshened up in time for Easter. "This monument today is free," said Antonia Moropoulou, who led the Greek team that handled the renovations.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:01:00 -0400Bishop Paul Tighe, the Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, was a member of the Vatican's inaugural panel at the Austin fest. He discusses the Catholic Church's social media role.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:12:26 -0400More Americans are no longer affiliated with a religious institution. Peter Beinart of The Atlantic tells NPR's Scott Simon how that rise in secularism contributed to the rise of Donald Trump.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400The wearing of the red honors the patron saint of Sicily. But the real celebrating centers around extravagant altars filled with traditional food, religious symbols and tributes to loved ones.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:15:00 -0400Judges in Maryland, Hawaii struck blows against a new attempt to bar residents of six mostly-Muslim nations from entering the U.S. A judge in Washington state won't extend a suspension to the new ban.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:34:00 -0400The profanity-prone president and his country's Catholic Church are at loggerheads, mostly over Duterte's war on drugs, which has killed more than 7,500 people in less than a year.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400As a response to immigration enforcement, religious communities are preparing to shelter people at risk of deportation. They're drawing on the ancient tradition of offering sanctuary for refugees.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:27:00 -0400When she was hired in 2003, a receptionist didn't wear a hijab to work. Her attempts to wear one three years later resulted in her being fired.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:25:00 -0400A pair of longtime pals are trying to cheer up the flavorless Passover staple by creating an artisanal matzo that (hopefully) jumps right into the market aisle with all of the other cool crackers.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 18:56:00 -0500A Muslim youth organization held an event on Saturday that they called "Meet a Muslim." The idea is to encourage people to talk and learn about each other.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:29:43 -0500The Jewish holiday Purim begins tonight. The celebration involves a reenacting of a story and it's called a Purim spiel. But they don't always stick to the past.
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 18:12:00 -0500Toby Morrell and Mike McHargue are among a seemingly growing trend of ex-pastors, musicians and authors who are bucking Christian theology through podcasts.