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Why You Need to Stop With the “Underdog” Complex

For a country full of Goliaths, we’re awfully obsessed with being David.

The Birth Control Debate We Shouldn’t Be Having

Why access to birth control, including so-called “abortifacients,” is a health care issue.

Gallup: Gay Sex, Divorce, Extramarital Sex Reach New Highs of ‘Moral Acceptability’

Americans are showing more tolerance for a range of hot-button social issues.

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Disputes over birth control fuel Obamacare fight

The fight over contraception in Obamacare remains a fight over when life begins.

Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green unveils ‘oldest Jewish prayer book ever found’

AUSTIN, Texas — Evangelical businessman Steve Green on Thursday (Oct. 26) unveiled what he called “the oldest Jewish prayer book … Continued

U.S. asks Supreme Court to review Hobby Lobby’s birth control mandate challenge

RNS () — Federal officials have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the government mandate that private companies offer … Continued

Reading Pope Francis, seeing our own reflections

Let’s not miss the opportunity for seeing our faith in a new way by missing his point altogether.

Five reasons why women care about HHS’ contraception mandate

A woman holding a birth control pill. (Eric Gaillard — Reuters) Today, when the Department of Health and Human Services’ … Continued

Pope Francis is right: It’s time for a theology of women

Pope Francis has finally given new life to the discussion on the lives of Catholic women.

Catholic hospitals at odds with bishops over birth control mandate

The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all … Continued

After high court rulings, what will religious conservatives do?

The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday (June 26) that further opened the door for gay marriage in the U.S. … Continued

COMMENTARY: The real threat to marriage

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — As I officiate at a family wedding in this charming coastal city, it seems to me the … Continued

In defense of Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby co-founders David and Barbara Green (Hobby Lobby via AP) The original copy of Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in Hands … Continued

The courts, birth control and phony claims of ‘religious liberty’

A woman holds a birth control pill. These tiny pills are now at the heart of an ongoing fight over … Continued

Catholic leaders using Communion as a weapon in the culture wars

Polling shows that ex-Catholics are the third largest religious group in the United States. Many Catholic laity are experiencing a … Continued

Meet the ‘Catholic NRA’

As the Senate takes up a heated debate over gun control and background checks, Catholic bishops have used the months … Continued

3 ways for Cardinal Dolan to show his ‘love’ for gay people

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan took to This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Easter morning to talk about, among other … Continued

The faithful’s doubt is our saving grace

I met a man last week who hoped to study grace. A funeral director from Tennessee, he knew grace when … Continued

Despite censures, Womenpriests movement grows

If heading a religious community is a lonely job for any woman, a Catholic Womenpriest might be the loneliest of … Continued

Traditional Catholics key in on signs of pope’s worship style

Austin Lipari watched clips of Pope Francis’s inaugural Mass on Tuesday like a detective spotting clues. The music? Classic, but … Continued