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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

Religious groups OK with gay Scout ban for years now say no problem. What gives?

For years, the biggest faith groups in the Boy Scouts Mormons, Catholics and Methodists supported the organization’s ban on openly … Continued

What do the religiously unaffiliated pray for?

A stained glass window glows, restored and then donated to the Museum of Divine Statues, is seen beyond a statue … Continued

When hyperbole becomes dangerous

A recent editorial in the Knights of Columbus magazine, titled “What Mexico Teaches Us,” compares today’s Catholic political battles in … Continued

U.S. bishops: Obama birth control policy change ‘a first step in the right direction’

Associated Press Administration officials announced a new deal offering ‘accommodation’ to religious liberty concerns over birth control coverage in new … Continued

Rick Santorum: The evangelical’s Catholic candidate?

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES MANCHESTER, NH – JANUARY 06: Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (C) pats a … Continued

The deviance of twisting religion into politics

David J. Phillip AP Texas Gov. Rick Perry bows his head as he leads a prayer at The Response, a … Continued

New York state of mind: Bush daughter, Catholics support allowing NY same-sex couples to marry

Over the last decade, Republican politicians and the Catholic bishops have been key players leading the charge to ban same-sex … Continued

Adios, evangelical-Catholic coalitions

I saw the gloating over the repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act from an evangelical on this page the … Continued

Condoms can be ‘pro-life’

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued

Women’s Ordination Conference: Vatican’s ‘scare tactics’ appalling

Today, Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC) Executive Director Erin Saiz Hanna made the following statement in response to the Vatican’s announcement … Continued

Should Church control access to health care?

By Nancy Northuppresident, Center for Reproductive Rights Opinion pages of U.S. newspapers lambasted a decision by St. Joseph’s Hospital, a … Continued

A call for a Catholic reformation

By Henri BouladEgyptian Jesuit (Originally written in July 2007. Published with the author’s permission.) Holy Father, I dare to speak … Continued

Integrity will make the church relevant

By Elizabeth Tenety This week, as more gruesome details of the global Catholic child sex abuse scandal were revealed, Catholic … Continued

The Church can’t have it both ways

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

What would Jesus blog?

By James Martin, S.J.culture editor, America magazine Pope Benedict XVI’s surprising message for this year’s World Day of Communications encouraged … Continued

Mary Daly & Catholic feminism

The recent passing of Boston College theologian Mary Daly merits a few words of tribute to this Catholic feminist and … Continued

Archbishop dies in Haiti quake; relief efforts underway

Catholic News Service is reporting that Monsignor Joseph Serge Miot, the archbishop of Port-au-Prince, was killed in the earthquake in … Continued

Welcome back to medieval times

The recently passed law in Ireland against blasphemy, which threatens $35,000 fines for any person who “publishes or utters matter … Continued

Catholic bishops as culture warriors

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good Roman Catholic bishops have made big news recently by wielding significant … Continued