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Hispanics increasingly identify as ‘nones’

RNS () — The number of Hispanic-Americans who say they adhere to no religion is growing and now rivals the … Continued

Supreme Court poised to turn right in 2013 term

WASHINGTON — After two blockbuster terms in which it saved President Obama’s health care law and advanced the cause of … Continued

A PAC for atheist candidates

A new Political Action Committee (PAC), the Freethought Equality Fund, is dedicated to expanding voters’ choices by backing the candidacy of open nontheists to public office.

Can Pope Francis help end the culture wars?

Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.

Atheists and humanists launch Freethought Equality Fund PAC

WASHINGTON — Atheists and humanists hope to increase their influence in politics with the launch of the Freethought Equality Fund, … Continued

Unsafe abortions on the rise across Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — Amid increasing calls for legalization of abortion in Africa, botched cases among young women are on the … Continued

Bans on abortion by telemedicine growing

RNS () — The war over abortion is going digital. Missouri last month joined six other states that have enacted … Continued

Joel Hunter pays a price for political activism

LONGWOOD, Fla.  (RNS)  There’s a price to pay for becoming the voice of moderate conservatism and coalition politics. Even more … Continued

The real fights over gay marriage are just starting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, while historic, didn’t settle the issue. In fact, they fuel it. … Continued

After high court rulings, what will religious conservatives do?

The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday (June 26) that further opened the door for gay marriage in the U.S. … Continued

Ryan Anderson’s uphill fight to change young minds on gay marriage

Ryan Anderson has planted himself on arguably the most unpopular stance for his generation: opposing gay marriage. At 31, Anderson … Continued

Abortion bill reopens tricky terrain for Republicans

WASHINGTON — As the House debates a bill to limit abortion, Republicans are reopening a subject that cost them dearly … Continued

Report: ‘Catholic McCarthyism’ threatens bishops’ anti-poverty push

Conservative activists are threatening the social justice mission of the Catholic Church just when the country needs it most, a … Continued

Questioning the Abortion Worldview

How can scholars agree on the science surrounding abortion but not its moral responsibility?

Boston cardinal withdraws from Boston College graduation after abortion controversy

March 10, 2013Cardinal Sean O’Malley arrives to his titular church of Santa Maria alla Vittoria in Rome to celebrate Mass.Domenico … Continued

Catholic Church in Ireland faces abortion question

(Shawn Pogatchnik/AP ) This past Friday, an Irish coalition government introduced a bill which weakens Ireland’s strict anti-abortion laws. Debate … Continued

Kermit Gosnell and the abortion movement: In defense of the defenseless

Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post As abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial is in the hands of the jury, … Continued

Irish abortion debate reflects growing church-state tensions

DUBLIN, Ireland — Ruth Bowie was in the throes of grief when she found out she would never know her … Continued

ANALYSIS: How long will the pope’s honeymoon last?

Since the moment of his election on March 13, Pope Francis has been warmly embraced by his own flock and … Continued

Republicans have a Pope Francis problem

The Republican party is a fracturing coalition in disarray. This past week’s CPAC meetings have revealed that, though they recognize … Continued