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Caleb Perkins, 29, was one of several young men and women from around the world who shared their testimonies in videos played for 800,000 people during the Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, in August.

From anger to joy: Young convert shares story on World Youth Day stage

Nov 12, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

A convert summarizes his journey to finding a home in the Catholic Church after experiencing family issues that spiraled him... Read more

A road in Enugu State, Nigeria.

Christianity growing despite world’s worst persecutions, new report says

Nov 8, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

A new report from a Christian advocacy group says that Christianity continues to thrive and grow despite brutal repression. Read more

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks on the red carpet at the premiere of the film "Route 60: The Biblical Highway" on Sept. 12, 2023.

New movie explores Christian and Jewish perspectives of the Holy Land’s history

Sep 15, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The new documentary “Route 60: The Biblical Highway” might be a “road trip” film, but the setting and the characters... Read more

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Generation Xers’ church attendance drops to millennial levels, survey suggests

Aug 3, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Church attendance has dropped off since the pandemic for Generation X more sharply than for other age groups since the... Read more


Americans’ belief in God, heaven, hell continues prolonged decline

Jul 25, 2023

By Daniel Payne

A July poll from Gallup shows a marked decrease in belief in “God, angels, heaven, hell, and the devil” among... Read more


Survey: Fewer Americans confident about God’s existence, but many still pray

May 23, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Only about half of Americans now say they are certain that God exists, but many Americans say they still pray... Read more


U.S. Catholic population shows growth, trends southward

Dec 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

With nearly 62 million people, Catholics make up the largest religious body in 36 U.S. states. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2017.

Cardinal Parolin says religion is fundamental to promoting peace

Apr 12, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In Part 4 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State speaks about peace, reconciliation and ecumenical challenges. Read more

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Mindfulness and meditation 'AmaZen' employee program not religious, Amazon says

May 19, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Corporate giant Amazon will offer an “AmaZen” component to employees to encourage “mindfulness practices” as part of its revamped employee... Read more

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Survey: Americans more likely to say that pandemic strengthened their faith

Jan 27, 2021

Americans are more likely than people in other developed countries to say their faith has strengthened during the pandemic, according... Read more

Research aims to quantify and explain drop in US religiosity

May 26, 2020

The current drop in the number of people in the United States identifying with a religion may not be permanent,... Read more

Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor in chief of La Civilta Cattolica.

Civilta Cattolica inspired counterproductive debate, American critics say

Aug 3, 2017

A prominent Jesuit publication’s essay on American religion and politics continues to provoke responses from critics concerned its two authors... Read more

Scientists play a key role in solving global problems, Pope Francis says

Nov 28, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis told a group of scientists Monday that their role in finding creative solutions to the world’s problems is... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, blesses a new building at the North American College in Rome on Jan. 6, 2015.

Vatican official: Religion has the responsibility to condemn terrorism

Sep 22, 2016

While genocide, war crimes, and violence against humanity continue to plague individuals across the globe, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal... Read more

Are religious teachers being eradicated from Belgian schools?

Jul 13, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Religion classes in Belgium’s French-speaking primary and secondary schools will be cut in half starting in October 2016 and replaced... Read more

Is religion good or bad for society? Two experts debate

Feb 6, 2016

An auditorium on the campus of the University of Colorado bustled with hundreds of people as a crowd of students... Read more

Religion will only keep growing in the future – and here's why

Dec 21, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

The numbers of people without a religious affiliation are increasing in some countries. But some demographers project that the global... Read more

Hands in prayer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2015.

New survey finds some Americans more devout, others more adrift

Nov 5, 2015

The vast majority of Americans continue to identify with religious faith, a Pew study has found. However, there are some... Read more

Okla. ruling against 10 Commandment statue blasted as extreme, inconsistent

Jul 9, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Responding to the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s ruling that a Ten Commandments monument on capitol grounds violates the state constitution, critics... Read more

A U.S. flag hangs outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore on Oct. 24, 2014.

Where progressives and Evangelicals agree – clarify IRS rules on political speech

Feb 3, 2015

By Matt Hadro

An unlikely combination of political progressives and Evangelicals came together last week to demand more clarity in IRS regulations of... Read more