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Can Pope Francis help end the culture wars?

Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.

Do Young Catholics Even Understand Their Religion?

Millennials are not leaving because the teachings of the Church are not “progressive” enough, but because they themselves do not know the true substance of their faith.

Pope Francis: The end of ‘fortress Catholicism’?

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

It’s pro-life to care for the poor. It’s also patriotic.

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns on … Continued

The Catholic Church must change

Philippe Wojazer AP In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI waves to wellwishers as he leaves … Continued

Lou Holtz gives Catholics a pep talk, encourages them to ‘come home’

Catholics! Get in the game! That’s the latest message from Catholics Come Home–a group that seeks to “evangelize inactive Catholics … Continued

Former minister: ‘We atheists love this time of year like everyone else’

REUTERS People view a display showing the nativity scene in Palisades Park in Santa Monica, Calif. in this Dec. 12, … Continued

After Vatican screening of ‘Muslim Scare’ video, a call for dialogue

When he presented an amateur and xenophobic film about the threat of “rising Muslim demographics” a few weeks ago at … Continued

Ryan: ‘I don’t see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith’

“I don’t see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith. Our … Continued

Biden, Ryan talk abortion, Catholic social teaching in debate

AP Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan after their debate on Oct. 11, 2012. … Continued

HHS mandate shouldn’t require leaving faith, values at home

AP A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over … Continued

On Catholic oath of fidelity: It’s about time

Tracy A. Woodward THE WASHINGTON POST Kathleen Riley, left, and Alison Carroll, right, stand next to St. Ann Catholic Church … Continued

With HHS lawsuits, Catholic institutions follow their conscience

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES it was announced Monday that Franciscan University, along with Notre Dame University, the Catholic University of … Continued

Talking Christianity, walking privilege

I’ve been thinking a lot about Jesus and about why it’s so difficult for members of Congress to follow Him. … Continued

Vatican: U.S. Catholic sisters, nuns making serious theological errors

View Photo Gallery: In light of the Vatican’s action on Wednesday, here is a list of nuns who have become known in the … Continued

Was Santorum running for theologian-in-chief?

Rick Santorum has ended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. This is an historic moment. Santorum’s was possibly the … 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

St. Patrick’s Answer to Today’s Religious Crisis

What should religious people do in an age of pluralism and secularism? Look to St. Patrick.

Mitt Romney’s dog/ God problem

Mitt Romney has a palindrome problem. In case you happen not to know what a palindrome is, it’s a word … Continued

Can the Catholic Church embrace the pill?

The Catholic bishops are in the process of lifting the ban on the birth control pill. The problem is they … Continued