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The ‘missile gap’ is a gender gap: Few American women support Syrian airstrikes

Women chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Idlib in northern Syria in 2012. (Rodrigo Abd — AP) Are women … Continued

How Muslims can stop the next terror attack

A mourner reacts during a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of Monday’s (Matt Rourke/AP ) A cacophony of pain and … Continued

Whatever happened to ‘reducing abortions’?

What approaches with wide popular support could reduce abortion, even as it remains legal under the Supreme Court’s decisions?

What’s a Christian theologian doing at a conference on secularism?

As a Christian theologian, I gladly accepted the invitation to speak at the conference “Secularism on the Edge: The Church … Continued

Hajj: Time for Muslim reflection

REUTERS Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual hajj or pilgrimage in the … Continued

‘Legitimate rape’ remark fuels women’s increasing skepticism about religion

AP Todd Akin, Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri taking questions on Aug. 10, 2012 after speaking at the … Continued

Is ‘the real war on women’ in the Middle East?

“Why Do They Hate Us,” asks Arab journalist, Mona Eltahawy, in her essay for Foreign Policy magazine. Eltahawy goes on … Continued

Abortion-contraception arguments are really about teen sex

Monday was the annual anti-abortion march in Washington to protest the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion in the … Continued

Family planning is preventive healthcare for women

It’s hard to understand why Sister Mary Ann Walsh was not able to find a ready answer to her question … Continued

An authentically Catholic approach to reproductive health care

By Jon O’Brien Abortion is a difficult issue, made even more so by several recent emotionally and politically charged debates. … Continued

Right thinking and wrong thinking about Muslims

Earlier this year Gallup provided two intriguing statistics about Americans and their view of Islam: 53 percent of Americans view … Continued

Glenn Beck’s generic God

Fox News host Glenn Beck muddled biblical references with fragments of American history, recreating a pottage of civil religion that … Continued

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the price of antireligious iconoclasm

This week marks the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Nineteenth Amendment, which finally gave American women the right … Continued

Should Church control access to health care?

By Nancy Northuppresident, Center for Reproductive Rights Opinion pages of U.S. newspapers lambasted a decision by St. Joseph’s Hospital, a … Continued

Toward fewer abortions

Each year nearly 3 million American women, and an unknown number of their partners, receive unexpected, even startling news: they … Continued

Pro-life feminism is the future

Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and support … Continued

A womanist culture of life

Q: Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and … Continued

Female moral superiority a dubious basis for reform

Once again, courtesy of the pedophilia crisis in the male-dominated Roman Catholic Church and the financial meltdown caused by Wall … Continued

Obama’s nod to the black church

By Edward J. Blumscholar, author contributor to Reports of the demise of the black church are most certainly exaggerated. … Continued

Catholic bishops too powerful?

By Jon O’BrienPresident, Catholics for Choice It’s rarely a pretty sight when the internal workings of the political process in … Continued