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Nun’s Vatican-condemned book on sexuality shoots up bestseller list

Courtesy Yale Divinity School Margaret Farley . Wow, that’s some powerful PR. Twenty-four hours ago news broke that the Vatican … Continued

Why does Santorum despise the separation of church and state?

Secular-baiting has become something of an art form in high GOP circles ever since Newt Gingrich began his pioneering explorations … Continued

Sex and the Anti-Economics of Love

By Tim Muldoon A quick glance around the colliding worlds of the blogosphere and academia reveals an interesting datum: many, … Continued

Faltering and Leading: The Conservative Movement

By Tim Muldoon In the aftermath of Jesus’ death, a frightened Peter and a group of dispirited disciples scattered, lost … 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

There isn’t a war on Christmas in North America

By Tim Muldoon This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued

Knowing differently

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

A patron saint of globalization

By Tim MuldoonBoston College and May 10 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of Matteo Ricci, the Italian … Continued

Mercy as health care policy

By Tim Muldoontheologian, Boston College One of the earliest examples of Christian art–a fresco on the Catacomb of Sts. Marcellinus … Continued


By David Waters Call it Wafergate. It began last Friday when Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper attended a Catholic funeral … Continued

West of Eden

By Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.Faith Project Director, National Center for Science Education John West recently asked, “Is evolution compatible … Continued

Las Nuevas Caras del Catolicismo Americano

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. It has become a cliché to say that Hispanics are the future … Continued

Notre Dame Commencement Could Get Ugly

By Jacqueline L. Salmon As the days tick down to President Obama’s commencement appearance at the University of Notre Dame … Continued

Avery Dulles: Friend, Hero, Christian

Avery Cardinal Dulles’s earthly life, which ended last week, was like something out of a Henry James novel. The scion … Continued

Big Job, Bigger Questions

America has come to an intersection in the development of humankind. Three factors have come together to make religion and … Continued

Why Theology is Not Catechism

People cite the Catholic catechism as if its formulations settle all theological reflection. If the faith is to stay relevant … Continued

Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good?

Caryle Murphy 11:55 AM Welcome to On Faith’s first live online debate. Today we’re pleased to have with us noted … Continued

Pope’s Comments on Islam Understandable and Clear

Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Turkey is a major media event.The backdrop is the question of how Muslims will respond … Continued