Secularized Europe Seems Pervasive – On the Surface

In 1345, on a cold Tuesday night just before Easter, a miracle happened in Amsterdam. A dying man, given the Eucharist, vomited it right back out. His caregivers were amazed to see that it had re-emerged from his mouth whole. They threw the host on a fire, perhaps...

Pope Seeks Protestant Allies to Combat Secularism

BERLIN (RNS) All faiths have to work together to stanch the tide of secularism sweeping the world, warned Pope Benedict XVI on Friday (Sept. 23) during the second day of a tour through his native Germany. Benedict focused Friday on ecumenical meetings, including a...

Study of Secularism Sees Boost on College Campuses

(RNS) Almost every major college and university offers a degree in religious studies. But secularism? Nary a one—until now. Starting this fall, Pitzer College, a small liberal arts school in Southern California, will offer a bachelor’s degree in secular studies. The...