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Garry Wills: The pope shouldn’t be king

Garry Wills doesn’t mince words when it comes to the papacy. “It’s a crime,” he told On Faith’s Sally Quinn … Continued

The return of pharaoh? The ‘power grab’ by Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi

AP In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, President Mohamed Morsi, center right, waves to … Continued

Vatican bank touts transparency amid scandals

VATICAN CITY — As European financial regulators meet in Strasbourg, France, the Vatican is bracing for a decision that could … Continued

Egypt uprising; the Muslim Brotherhood a ‘wildcard’

By Elizabeth Tenety Egyptian demonstrators perform the Friday noon prayer in front of riot police during a demonstration in Cairo … Continued

Political popery a bad idea

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

What makes ground so “sacred” that it provides soil for profane behavior?

In the past few weeks, we have heard both the defenders and opponents of the plan to build a Muslim … Continued

What did he know and when did he know it?

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Afghanistan: negotiating over women’s maimed bodies and minds

A heart sickening drama is now unfolding at the intersection of religion and politics in Afghanistan, and it threatens to … Continued

Catholics dictating terms

Question: In response to the new gay marriage law in Washington, Catholic Charities closed its adoption and foster care programs … Continued

Obama as messiah

Q: In the Weekly Standard, University of Virginia professor James. W. Ceaser argues that President Obama’s approval ratings are suffering, … Continued