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Lance Armstrong’s confession: An American ritual

George Burns AP In this Jan. 14 photo, cyclist Lance Armstrong listens to a question from Oprah Winfrey during taping … Continued

Lou Holtz gives Catholics a pep talk, encourages them to ‘come home’

Catholics! Get in the game! That’s the latest message from Catholics Come Home–a group that seeks to “evangelize inactive Catholics … Continued

U-Va. sociology professor: Parenting in red, blue and purple America

BLOOMBERG President Obama looks over the crowd as he prepares to leave the stage after making an acceptance speech during … Continued

What does it mean to offer a prayer?

GETTY IMAGES People hold hands as they pray during the invocation during day two of the Democratic National Convention on … Continued

Hichborn: ‘Unthinkable for a Catholic charity’ to invite Obama

“Regardless of what they’ve done in the past, it is unthinkable for a Catholic charity to invite the man [President … Continued

‘A nation of Osteens and Obamas’

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST Evangelist Joel Osteen brings his revival show to Nationals Park on April, 29, 2012 in Washington, … Continued

King’s speech

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

The Christian case for Mormon values

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

Exceptional arrogance

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

A critical time for Hanukkah’s timeless questions

Hanukkah 2010 begins Wednesday night, December 1st. As Americans celebrate Hanukkah 5771 on the Jewish calendar, we also begin to … Continued