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Family Research Council shooting injures security guard at D.C. office

Jonathan Newton WASHINGTON POST Investigators gather after a security guard at the Family Research Council was shot and wounded Wednesday … Continued

What Rev. William Lynn’s conviction means for the Catholic Church

Alex Brandon AP Monsignor William Lynn leaves the Criminal Justice Center, in Philadelphia on March 27, 2012. What, if anything, … Continued

Where is Jesus in politics?

For almost as long as we have been a church, Catholic ritual for Palm Sunday has dramatized that people who … Continued

‘Is Nicki Minaj possessed?’ asks Catholic League president

Chris Pizzello Associated Press Nicki Minaj, right, arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in … Continued

Does Pope Benedict support Occupy Wall Street?

Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Oct. 23, … Continued

Susan Sarandon: Pope Benedict a ‘Nazi’

Actress Susan Sarandon arrives at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute to her in New York on May … Continued

Rick Warren to hold 9/11 service

Pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in California, is organizing memorial services in New York for the tenth anniversary … Continued

After sex abuse cases, an accounting

What would happen if the bishops called for a special collection to maintain the institution and no one gave a … Continued

Is a society required to grant its artists the right to offend?

Unorthodoxy Patrick J. Deneen Is a society required to grant its artists the right to offend? In a liberal democracy, … Continued

Predictions for Catholic America in 2011

Last year I was 10 for 15, not bad as a winning percentage, but only if you count the “won’t … Continued

Reasons for the season

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

‘Tis the season for an art controversy at the Smithsonian

By Marci A. Hamilton This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War … Continued

Jesus ant uproar and the equal opportunity offenders

By Mahjabeen Islam The Smithsonian’s ant-covered crucifix video is not a matter of censorship, only a commentary on our state … Continued

Time to ditch the label “politically correct”

As an early new year’s resolution, I am vowing to retire the term “politically correct” from my writing. We all … Continued

Ant-covered Jesus irony: Christian theology embraces the suffering

By Patrick Evans Much has been made in recent days of the decision by the Smithsonian to pull the video … Continued

Separation of president and creator

By David Waters Conservative Christian conspiracy theorists are anxiously reporting that President Obama has omitted the word “Creator” from his … Continued

Atheism and the Tea Party

What is the Tea Party? Is it “a recession-era version of the religious right? ” Is it something else? And … Continued

Mother Teresa at 100: Catholic irony and the Empire State Building squabble

By Tracy Grant Mother Teresa must be spinning. Catholic organizations are sniping at each other over the best way to … Continued

Catholic Church’s issue is homosexuality, not pedophilia

By: Bill Donohue Anthony Stevens-Arroyo says I am wrong to challenge elite opinion on the subject of priestly sexual abuse. … Continued

“No pedophilia crisis” says Catholic League

According to Dr. William Donohue of the Catholic League, the Catholic Church does not have a “pedophilia crisis.” His opinion … Continued