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Opinion | The Return of Paganism – The New York Times

Maybe there actually is a genuinely post-Christian future for America. Here are some generally agreed-upon facts about religious trends in the United States. Institutional Christianity has weakened drastically since the 1960s. Lots of people who once would have been lukewarm Christmas-and-Easter churchgoers now identify as having “no religion” or being …

The Conservative Resistance Inside the Vatican | The New Republic

Some Catholic leaders are using the sex abuse crisis to unseat Pope Francis. In August, in a letter published in the National Catholic Register, Italian Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò blamed the Roman Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis on gay priests who “act under the concealment of secrecy and lies with the power of …