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‘Racist,’ ‘radical,’ ‘bigot': For Zimmerman, abortion and gay marriage, the labels often lie

The Zimmerman verdict is in, but the story is far from over. A Justice Department investigation is underway to determine … Continued

Republicans have a Pope Francis problem

The Republican party is a fracturing coalition in disarray. This past week’s CPAC meetings have revealed that, though they recognize … Continued

‘They deserve a vote’: Call and response in Obama’s State of the Union

Andrew Harrer BLOOMBERG Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, second left, and husband Mark Kelly, retired space shuttle commander, listen to U.S. … Continued

How the Antichrist reflects an era’s anxieties

Every age needs an Antichrist. Protestant Reformers picked the papacy as their embodiment of evil. American colonists chose King George … Continued

Immigration reform a challenge for all Catholics

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES FEBRUARY 22 2012: New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan joins fellow volunteers distributing food at a breadline … Continued

Looking for an undecided voter? Check the pulpit

Pollsters and politicians hunting for the rare and elusive undecided voter might want to train their sights on the pulpit. … Continued

The problem with political prayer

REUTERS New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivers the closing benediction during … Continued

God and man in Tampa

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers his nomination acceptance speech during the final day of … Continued

Is the GOP about to have an (Asian American) evangelical problem?

Few Americans know that Asian Americans voted largely in favor of Obama when he ran against McCain in 2008. Little … Continued

Rep. Paul Ryan: Catholic ‘subsidiarity’ rejects ‘big government’

Joshua Roberts BLOOMBERG Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, speaks during a … Continued

Ron Paul: I’m ‘pro-life, pro-right to work’

“Pro-life, pro-right to work, guided by faith and principle. Ron Paul, the one who will restore American now.” Marcio Jose … Continued

N.J. lawmakers approve gay marriage, but veto looms

TRENTON, N.J. — Even as Gov. Chris Christie’s threat of a “swift” veto looms, gay rights activists are celebrating after … Continued

Why I hate politics but love America

Charles Dharapak AP Republican presidential candidates pose for a photo at the start of the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate … Continued

Five reasons why Obama is losing the contraception fight

The White House has surprised observers and disappointed some liberal allies by being willing to compromise in its controversial regulations … Continued

What do Latino evangelical voters want?

JOE SKIPPER REUTERS Republican candidate for U.S. president and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R) greets guests at a campaign appearance … Continued

Rick Santorum: ‘More Catholic than a conservative’?

View Photo Gallery: Scenes of religious faith meeting politics in the 2012 campaign. What does it mean to be a Catholic … Continued

Christian right fighting theocracy

Brandon Thibodeaux GETTY IMAGES Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) speaks on stage alongside Rev. C.L. Jackson, of Houston’s Pleasant Grove … Continued

Video: Evolution, lawmakers and Libya

This morning’s live discussion focused on three topics leading today’s headlines, and what those stories mean for us. With Gov. … Continued

Fundamentalism springs eternal for GOP

Becky Burch AP Lori Sheridan, left, Carol Helm and Naomi Kohen, all of Tulsa, Okla., stand outside of the Bartlesville … Continued

Evangelical women rise as new ‘feminists’

In evangelical Christian circles, “feminist” has traditionally been a dirty word. The three short syllables have done heavy work, telegraphing … Continued