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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.

Love your faith? Then pay for it.

Some years ago, I lived in New Hampshire. I vividly remember two things about the state: The rock formation known … 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

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

The Jesus mandate vs. Obama’s mandate

Recently the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a mandate: Virtually all employers, including Catholic schools, hospitals and … Continued

Is Romney Mormonism’s JFK?

After his successes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Mitt Romney is two crucial steps closer to clinching the 2012 Republican … Continued

Civil discourse: Speaking truth in love

Cardinal Donald Wuerl Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl answers questions from the media at Our Lady’s chapel following … Continued

The credentialed and religious hospitals

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Of bully pulpits and bully bishops

Like a lot of Catholics, I bristle when Hollywood films present bishops as fat men given over to power. I … Continued

Gay and Catholic: what the church gets right and wrong about being gay

By Eve Tushnet The Catholic church should be the place where the outcast, humiliated, or desperate can feel at home. … Continued

Confessions of a convert to Islam

Three years ago, I embraced the concepts of Islam and made some large changes in my life. This year, a … Continued

Catholic schools need men

By Mark Judgeauthor The Catholic schools of Washington should hire me — because I’m a man. When I started substitute … Continued

Pope should endorse independent investigation

By Gerald T. Slevinretired attorney The expanding abuse crisis requires immediate action by Catholics. It is needed to invigorate their … Continued

Female moral superiority a dubious basis for reform

Once again, courtesy of the pedophilia crisis in the male-dominated Roman Catholic Church and the financial meltdown caused by Wall … Continued

A pope resign? Mind-boggling but soul-healing

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Meeting the Jesus of the Qur’an

By Stephanie Saldanaauthor The first time I heard of the Qura’nic Jesus was ten years ago, during a visit to … Continued

Predictions for 2010

Here are ten predictions with a Catholic America twist for 2010. 1. The changes in the liturgy will upset the … Continued

DC Archbishop Goes on the Offensive on Gay Marriage

By Jacqueline L. Salmon He isn’t as polarizing as Scranton Bishop Joseph Martino, but Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., … Continued

Ted Kennedy’s Catholic Life in D.C.

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Some details about Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s personal faith life here in Washington D.C. While in … Continued

Catholics and Unions

When I was growing up, it was almost part of the catechism that Catholics backed labor unions. We were taught … Continued