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Beyond faith in guns

Scott Olson GETTY IMAGES Students learn how to grip a pistol during an NRA Basic Pistol Course at Freddie Bear … Continued

‘The Seton Miracles’: Pr. William church weeping statue reports continue to spark interest — but no official inquiry

Who knew the subject of miracles was so sensitive? Some of you may remember the flood of publicity that came … Continued

The theology of birth control politics

Looked at through the lens of legal precedent, President Obama’s February 10th announcement settled the issue of health care insurance … Continued

Newt Gingrich’s Catholicism and his 2012 penance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to a cheering crowd during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Thursday … Continued

The Constitution is not an idol

In battling the right-wing argument that the framers of the Constitution never intended to separate church and state because the … Continued

Every secular vote must be counted in this election

The dramatic year 1968, when I cast my first unhappy presidential vote for Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey, was also the … Continued

Biblical religion the only–and illegitimate– basis for anti-gay laws

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” “Moral disapproval alone … Continued

Extra! Extra! Elena Kagan liked Thurgood Marshall

I really would like to know what Elena Kagan thinks about the separation of church and state, executive power, free … Continued

The Supreme Court vis-a-vis the Supreme Being (or not)

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Free exercise of religious discrimination

By David Waters The Supreme Court heard arguments in a Christian student group’s discrimination case against a public university law … Continued

Atheism and the death penalty

It was amusing to see both atheists and religious believers wrangling over biblical rationalizations for the death penalty in their … Continued

Church-state separation and a successor for Stevens

The retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens from the Supreme Court this June will be a sad day for all … Continued

Big Church-State Issues Fading in Mojave Cross Case?

By Michelle Boorstein According to close Supreme Court-watchers, the case before the justices about a 6 ½-foot cross built on … Continued

Is She Catholic? Does It Matter?

God in Government blogger Jacqueline L. Salmon notes that the blogosophere is buzzing with speculation about Supreme Court nominee Sonia … Continued

Sotomayor Would Make It 6 Catholics on the Court

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is Catholic — not unusual for someone of Hispanic descent. Her religion also would not be unusual … Continued

Local Bishops Skip National Catholic Breakfast

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Washington D.C. Archbishop Donald Wuerl and Arlington, Va., Bishop Paul Loverde will attend neither the National … Continued

Religions Rooted In Delusions

Q: A Baltimore mother accused of joining a cult and starving her child says she was acting on her religious … Continued

Taking God Public

Where does God belong and who gets to decide? That sums up the debate underlying two new rulings by the … Continued

I Vote For Reason

As an atheist, I have no “religious” reasons to vote for any candidate. As a citizen who cherishes the separation … Continued

Abortion’s Morality and the Candidates

There has been much talk lately about whether the topic of abortion is really all that relevant in an election … Continued