Book Openers: Why Are All Those Catholics – So Darned Catholic?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall What is at the heart of Catholicism? What makes all those Catholics so tenaciously Catholic? The Rev. Robert Barron would … [Read more...]

The Hagia Sophia: Where Christianity and Islam Coexist — and Clash

By Barbara Falconer Newhall As a religion writer, I've got plenty of respect for Islam as well as for the many (friendly, smart, lovable, cool, … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: If It’s Religious, Can It Be Art?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Can a religious person be an real artist these days? Can "great" art be religious art? Can it address matters spiritual in … [Read more...]

Book Openers: Green for God

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Green Bible: Understand the Bible's Powerful Message for the Earth, NRSV, Foreword by Desmond Tutu, HarperOne, 1312 pages, … [Read more...]