Pope Francis's Public Transformation on LGBT Rights
October 03, 2015

This past week’s drama has overshadowed his significant shift on same-sex marriage and other LGBT issues.

Does Homeschooling Make Children More Religious?
October 01, 2015

Many parents homeschool their kids for religious or moral reasons. Here's what studies have found.

Pope Francis Met Kim Davis, Confounding the Culture Warriors Once Again
September 30, 2015

We may never know for sure what happened in their meeting. That's a good thing.

Pope Francis's Pessimism Is Good for the Planet
September 29, 2015

His Catholic critics complain about his apocalyptic rhetoric, but the pontiff is simply speaking the truth: We're in trouble.

Do Conservative Catholics Want a Divorce?
September 28, 2015

Some do, because they're already Evangelical Protestants. 

Donald Trump's "Merry Christmas" Has Nothing to Do With Christmas
September 25, 2015

It's his way of insisting that America is an English-speaking, Christianist nation.

Pope Francis's Address to the United Nations: Read His Full Speech
September 25, 2015

Here's what the pontiff said in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

Live Blog: Pope Francis's Address to the United Nations
September 25, 2015

The New Republic's Elizabeth Bruenig and Jeet Heer are live-blogging the pontiff's speech to the U.N. General Assembly in Manhattan.

Why Pope Francis Singled Out Four Important Americans
September 24, 2015

He cited Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton. Each one represents a particular issue of importance.

Two Words Pope Francis Didn't Say to Congress: "Climate Change"
September 24, 2015

Environmentalists see a missed opportunity, while conservatives breathe a sigh of relief.