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The Catholic Church must change

Philippe Wojazer AP In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI waves to wellwishers as he leaves … Continued

Should Obama reach out to the Catholic bishops?

AP President Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night partyin Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012. One group of … Continued

Roman Catholic women priests?

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead an ordination mass at St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on April … Continued

The Monsignor Lynn Conviction and a Decade of Crisis in the Catholic Church

TIM SHAFFER REUTERS Monsignor William Lynn walks from the courthouse after the jury finished deliberating for the day in his … Continued

Should Catholics defend DOMA?

The White House last year threw its backing behind a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, a … Continued

Catholic bishops tilt to right

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. At their meeting this week in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops signaled that … Continued

Roads from Rome

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION There was such a flurry of activity in Rome last week that it seemed … Continued

The year in faith and reason

So-called events in the history of religion, like events in the history of reason, tend to be identifiable only in … Continued

Obama Takes Sides in Catholic Family Fight

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Obama waded into the thick of a family feud in the American Catholic church today in … Continued

Catholic Bishops: D’Arcy handled the Obama and Notre Dame incident right

By William Wan A month after the messy dust-up over the University of Notre Dame’s honoring President Obama, the U.S. … Continued

Bishops: Notre Dame Likely to be Discussed

By Jacqueline L. Salmon The messy controversy over the University of Notre Dame’s honoring President Obama is not on the … Continued

Catholic Creed = Diversity

The Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI in Washington National Stadium presented to the nation the diversity of Catholic America. … Continued

Benedict: Protect Children from Future Abuse

The Question: What can Pope Benedict XVI say and do to repair the growing rifts between the Vatican, the clergy … Continued

Georgetown/On Faith Bloggers

Jacques Berlinerblau, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Jewish Civilization Georgetown University, and director of the Program for Jewish Civilization at … Continued

The Pope and Islam: Let’s Stop Kidding Each Other

The Question: Pope Benedict’s recent baptism of a well-known Italian Muslim has prompted criticism in much of the Islamic world. … Continued

Pope Benedict and American Catholicism: On The Titanic’s Deck

The Question: What can Pope Benedict XVI say and do to repair the growing rifts between the Vatican, the clergy … Continued

Catholic Church and Immigration

In Mexico City this past week, I’ve thought over and over how it seems I’m just visiting Los Angeles-adjacent, with … Continued

Jesus Christ with an MBA

Our expectations of religious leaders are often unrealistic. When describing the characteristics desired in a Catholic bishop it often sounds … Continued

From John Kerry to the Da Vinci Code: Discrimination Reinvented?

On the one hand, as the difference between the attitudes toward the presidential candidacy of John Kennedy and John Kerry … Continued

Anti-Catholicism: A Phony Issue

The idea that anti-Catholicism is a significant force in American life today is a complete canard, perpetrated by theologically and … Continued