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Ashes for the unabashedly Catholic

View Photo Gallery: Millions of Catholics and Protestants have the sign of the cross placed on their foreheads as Ash Wednesday … Continued

Are institutions Catholic enough?

The number of agencies calling themselves big-C “Catholic” will shrink. That is the inevitable result of De Caritate Ministranda , … 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

Catholicism, American style

AP This combo made from file photos shows Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. … Continued

Is this what a Catholic feminist looks like?

One of the clearest fault-lines in American Catholicism concerns the status of women. When American Catholics get angry at something, … Continued

With Sebelius invite, another blow to Georgetown’s Catholic identity

From left: Donald Wuerl/Post, Kathleen Sebelius/AP, John DeGioia/Post If Georgetown University wants to remain an authentically Catholic college, it must … Continued

Barbara Johnson’s Buddhist Catholicism

The story we’ve been covering in recent days about a Maryland priest who refused to give a lesbian Communion at … Continued

A Catholic game of chicken

We are all familiar with the game of “chicken” where two vehicles hurtle towards each other and the driver who … Continued

Rick Santorum: Secular government ‘makes me throw up’

“To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes you throw up. … Continued

Obama administration picks a fight with Catholics

The Obama administration has chosen to ignore the First Amendment and add insult to injury for Catholics whose schools, hospitals … Continued

Chatter, inspiration and the pope

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

Losing Latino Christians

The March 2010 report on Latino Catholic identify deserves to be treated as a sociological survey and not just a … Continued

Second ex-Catholic Charities officer criticizing health-care cut

By William Wan Capping off a week of controversy at Catholic Charities, a second high-ranking former executive sent a statement … Continued

Catholic girls gone wild?

By Patrick J. Reillypresident and founder, The Cardinal Newman Society It was not so long ago, when singer Billy Joel’s … Continued

Liberal intolerance of religious diversity

UNORTHODOXY by Patrick J. Deneen Earlier this month, Georgetown’s student newspaper, the Hoya, published an editorial excoriating The Catholic University … Continued

Catholic Bishops: D’Arcy handled the Obama and Notre Dame incident right

By William Wan A month after the messy dust-up over the University of Notre Dame’s honoring President Obama, the U.S. … Continued

Notre Dame’s Betrayal

By Patrick J. Reillypresident, Cardinal Newman Society In recent weeks, liberal pundits have rallied to the defense of the University … Continued

Faith, Fashion, and Fabric

When topics of religious preference and secularization are discussed, fashion metaphors predominate. Some observe that religious taste has become fashion … Continued

Yes. No. Probably.

Should the Obama Administration let faith-based programs that receive government grants discriminate against those they hire or serve? The question … Continued

Catholic College Students Behaving Badly

The results of a new national survey of students at Catholic colleges and universities are dismal–that is, if one expects … Continued