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Why Elizabeth Edwards Left God Out of Her Last Goodbye

-David Gibson
"You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces -- my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope," she wrote. That she seemed to carefully evade a mention of God or things eternal was striking, and even on the day of her death, some critics struck back.
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Why Gingrich Needs to Find His Inner Victim

-David Gibson

Gingrich shouldn't try to polish his image by portraying himself as a hero whose good public deeds outweigh his personal failings. Research suggests he'd have more success by playing the victim.

'Rango' Aims at 'Spiritual but Not Religious' Audience -- Which Is Sizable

-Jeffrey Weiss

The new animated feature may be aimed at folks who are drawn to the eternal questions of faith but are turned off by the specifics of dogma and ritual. And there are plenty of them out there.

Survey Rebuts Rep. Peter King's Claims on Radicals and Mosques

-David Gibson

Research shows the more Muslims attend services the more they accept American values, contradicting King's argument for Thursday's hearing

Rep. Peter King's Hearing on American Muslims: How Radical? How Dangerous?

-Patricia Murphy

Critics implored the New York Republican to scrap the hearing or broaden its focus. But King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, defends his approach.

Should Rep. Peter King Investigate the Catholic Church?

-David Gibson

The Long Island congressman's hearings into Islam have an uncomfortable echo of the prejudices against his own faith.

Ash Wednesday Idea: Beat Guilt This Lent -- Literally

-David Gibson

New research shows that a little bit of self-punishment can ease a guilty conscience - as long as you don't take it too far.

21 Priests in Philadelphia Suspended on Sex Abuse Allegations

-David Gibson

The action by Cardinal Justin Rigali is one of the most sweeping since widespread revelations of child sexual abuse by clergy began battering the Catholic Church and follows accusations in a grand jury report.

Mike Huckabee Holds Strong Lead Among Conservative Christian Bloc

-David Gibson

The Republican hopeful also fares well in a match-up against President Obama. But can he beat the rest of the GOP field?

What Would Jesus Cut? Deficit Debate Rallies Christians -- and Exposes Divisions

-David Gibson

Evangelical leaders push to protect poor from budget cuts but face as much opposition from the faithful as they do from Congress.

Boy Wrestles With Faith, Not Girl: Is it Christianity or Chivalry?

-David Gibson

Joel Northrup's religious decision not to wrestle Cassy Herkelman leaves many grappling with the implications for faith and culture.

Pope's 'Passion of the Christ': Don't Blame Jews for Death of Jesus

-David Gibson

Pope Benedict XVI forcefully argues in a new book that the Jewish people cannot be blamed for Christ's death on the cross.

Supreme Court Upholds Westboro Baptist Church's Right to Military Funeral Protests

-Andrew Cohen

The protesters are "entitled to 'special protection' under the First Amendment," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, "and that protection cannot be overcome by a jury finding that the picketing was outrageous."

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