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Pakistan’s blasphemy laws to require death sentence for false accusers

RNS () — Pakistan’s constitutionally mandated Council of Islamic Ideology told the government anyone who wrongly accuses a person of … Continued

God is opposed to food stamps? Let’s try an evidence-based approach to hunger instead.

More local produce coming soon to SNAP recipients in Michigan. (Jessica Tefft for The Washington Post) Recently, I wrote about … Continued

Death penalty grows rarer in U.S.

WASHINGTON — Though the number of death-row inmates executed in 2012 remained unchanged from 2011 at 43, death penalty opponents … Continued

Shifts seen in support for death penalty

WASHINGTON — The campaign to abolish the death penalty has been freshly invigorated this month in a series of actions … Continued

Catholic activists pushing politicians to turn tide against the death penalty

Soon, probably next week, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy will sign into a law a bill that abolishes the death penalty … Continued

Study says no evidence that death penalty deters crime

WASHINGTON — In the more than three decades since the national moratorium on the death penalty was lifted, there is … Continued

Cherry-picking Rick Santorum?

Here at “On Faith,” the Post’s Lisa Miller recently wrote that Rick Santorum could be called a “cafeteria Catholic,” someone … 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

Gingrich’s Catholic blind spots

Astrid Riecken FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Newt Gingrich, right, listens to the Most Reverend Richard B. Higgins, Auxiliary Bishop of … Continued

Breaking children’s spirits in God’s name

“To Train Up a Child” is the revealing title of an authoritarian child-rearing manual, written by a right-wing evangelical pastor … Continued