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Opposing abortion after 20 weeks isn’t extreme. It’s logical.

Texas state senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) speaks on June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Some believe that, except for … Continued

Meditation guru Tara Brach is calm eye of Washington’s storm

A tornado warning was in effect over Washington and the rain was coming down in sheets, but the little residential … Continued

The cheated generation: lack of good jobs for young adults is creating a moral crisis

New employment figures reveal young adults in the U.S. have nearly double (13.7 percent) the unemployment rate of the general … Continued

God is alive and well in America, says Gallup chief

Despite a deep drop in the number of Americans who identify with a particular faith, the country could be on … Continued

A vibrant, but different, future for religion in the U.S.

Research for my new book “God Is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America” documents the degree to … Continued

It’s time for baby boomers to cede control

As baby boomers start clicking the senior citizen box on travel fares, I want to say a word to my … Continued

Moving forward requires letting go of the past

Comparing today with yesterday is a popular yet pointless pastime. For one thing, we rarely remember yesterday accurately. More to … Continued

Affordable Care Act ruling promises religious fights for the forseeable future

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES Health-care law opponents and proponents gatherin front of he U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 … Continued

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the morality of money

Lynne Sladky AP In this Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, photo, shoppers stop to look at a display while shopping at … Continued

Millennials, Boomers and the search for meaning

Decades back, when many of us Boomers went off to college, the purpose for that four year experience seemed twofold. … Continued

Finding serenity as a caretaker

By Eileen Flanagan When pneumonia left my petite eighty-two-year-old mother too weak to turn the steering wheel, I wondered whether … Continued

Human right to comfort the dying — and decide who comforts us

On rare occasions, a news development forcefully reminds us of what it means to be deprived of a basic human … Continued

Do religion’s dropouts become warriors for reason?

For those who long to loosen the grip of the most anti-rational forms of faith on the American public, there … Continued

Young Americans less religious by some key measures

By Michelle Boorstein More evidence that young Americans are reshaping the concept of affiliation and belonging: A survey released today … Continued

Jung’s soul and the holidays

By Pythia Peaywriter ‘Tis the holiday season, when images both sacred and secular abound. There is the Nativity scene, depicting … Continued

Mindful living, mindful dying

Does end-of-life care prolong life or does it prolong suffering? Should it be a part of health-care reform? 1…. .End-of-life … Continued

God Wants More for Us

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Last Sunday, the Scripture readings in Catholic churches had in common that … Continued

The End of WMDs

This month I was privileged to join a distinguished group of 100 international political, military, business and civic leaders in … Continued

Time for Political Revival

Last week, I joined my daughter Caroline’s 5th-grade class on a visit to Colonial Williamsburg. In Bruton Parish Church, I … Continued