Bob Abernethy, Kim Lawton, E.J. Dionne, and Roland Martin review the religion news of the year past.
You feel the sense of rejection that is very real for people nowadays losing their home, not finding the shelter they want, not finding acceptance, feeling rejected by human beings or by God, by institutions.
Saint Nicholas was known for his generosity and good will. He was so generous that he became known as "the gift giver."
Kathi Winter is a busy executive in the travel industry, but every three hours she stops to pop a pill. Winter takes a lot of pills everyday. She's HIV positive, and her "cocktail" of meds keeps AIDS at bay.
The recent economic debacle should cause us to reread, or perhaps read for the first time, the Christian theological tradition and how it inextricably relates economic exchange to morality (our quest for the good) and to God.
Membership in the church has declined in recent decades, but some Christian Science practitioners, as they are known, still treat large numbers of people through spiritual healing.