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Pope Francis sends e-mail on Holocaust to American Jewish leader

Pope Francis offers contributes to renewal of Catholic-Jewish relations in the form of a personal e-mail.

First Colbert, now memoir for “Nun on the Bus” Simone Campbell

If you were one of the many progressive Catholics elated last year by seeing progressive nun/ lobbyist Simone Campbell hit the … Continued

Supreme Court’s health-care decision: Two Catholic cheers

JASON REED REUTERS Protesters against President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul react outside the Supreme Court in Washington June 28, … 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

A new Catholic conversation on sex?

Cardinal Timothy Dolan recently gave a wide ranging interview about the HHS mandate that touched upon the challenges faced by … Continued

Gingrich’s Catholic blind spots

Astrid Riecken FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Newt Gingrich, right, listens to the Most Reverend Richard B. Higgins, Auxiliary Bishop of … Continued

Study: Strong Catholic support for gay rights

The Public Religion Research Institute team released today the most comprehensive portrait of Catholic attitudes concerning rights for gay and … Continued

In good conscience?

By Jon O’Brien president, Catholics for Choice In his annual speech to the diplomatic corps with credentials at the Vatican, … Continued

The forgotten pope who challenged Hitler

By Marvin Hier Earlier this year, eighteen Catholic scholars from the United States, Germany, and Australia, took the unprecedented step … Continued

A refreshing alternative to the hook-up culture

My religion, Catholicism, often is portrayed as a stumbling block to healthy attitudes about sex, and the clergy abuse scandal … Continued

Is EWTN still Catholic?

Success often tempts the vain into going a step too far. That is my diagnosis of what is happening at … Continued

Thank you, Catholic bishops

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

Archbishop Condemns Obama Administration’s “Culture of Death”

By Jacqueline L. Salmon For conservatives seeking a buck-up in these bleak times, the always lively Archbishop Raymond Burke did … Continued

Jewish Reaction to Pope Disproportionate

The official Jewish response to Pope Benedict XVI recent decision to reach out to the St. Pious X Society and … 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

Health Care as a Pro-Life Issue

“Health care is a right, not just a responsibility.” This teaching of the Catholic Church also happens to be a … Continued

WFB, Jr.: The Primordial Cafeteria Catholic

I suppose I should be thankful that Romesh Ponnuru has invoked once again the cant of Catholic conservative apologists about … Continued

Why I Took Holy Communion

I took Holy Communion at Tim Russert’s funeral mass. I am not a Catholic. I wrote about it for “On … Continued

My Response to ‘Catholic America’

It is nothing short of amazing to read the piece by Anthony Stevens-Arroyo. He starts by saying, “The Catholic League … Continued

Catholic League Shenanigans

The Catholic League is not the “All Catholic” League. It is not official Catholicism: still less does it speak for … Continued