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What do American Catholics want from the new pope?

Marcelo del Pozo REUTERS Men open their umbrellas as they leave from the archbishopric in the Andalusian capital of Seville … Continued

Is 2012 good for the Mormons?

Charles Krupa AP Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, visits St. Paul’s Lutheran Church while campaigning in Berlin, … Continued

Rick Santorum’s ‘phony’ Catholic theology

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has lambasted President Barack Obama for holding a “phony theology.” In the farce that politics … Continued

The theology of birth control politics

Looked at through the lens of legal precedent, President Obama’s February 10th announcement settled the issue of health care insurance … Continued

Tim Tebow, faith and the Super Bowl

   View Photo Gallery: The quarterback for the Denver Broncos has become a polarizing figure in football, in part because of … Continued

Understanding the Catholic approach to the paranormal

John Madill AP Dan Smith of St. Joseph, Mich, has been decorating his yard for twenty-one years, including a haunted … Continued

Stephen Colbert: Catholicism’s best pitch man?

The day after Easter, in a small studio in New York City, in the span of three minutes and eleven … Continued

Activist: Many Maryland Catholics support same-sex marriage, extending legal protections to all families

By Francis DeBernardo Faithful Catholics who follow the debate on same-sex marriage have grown accustomed to our bishops making embarrassing … Continued

Decatholicizing opinions vs. catholicizing facts

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

Did Obama’s visit heal Gabrielle Giffords?

Shortly after President Barack Obama visited wounded Arizona Rep. Gabriella Giffords in the hospital and prayed for her, “she opened … Continued

The public’s business

In recent debates between tea party endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. … Continued

Protesting the future or voting Catholic values?

The United States bishops have called for a new social contract in a time of globalization. While it would be … Continued

Is Glenn Beck preaching Mormon ‘restoration’ theology?

“Does God speak through Glenn Beck?” While secularists at MSNBC smirk and some on the “permanent left” deride this question, … Continued

To the Class of 2010

Stanford has always played a unique role in the American imagination. It is a symbol of the American myth of … Continued

Health care reform: A victory for life and human dignity

By Morna Murray and Vincent Millerpresident of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Goodprofessor, University of Dayton Americans who have … Continued

Benedict not to blame

Should Pope Benedict XVI be thrown in jail for whatever role he might have played in covering up the pedophilia … Continued

Chatter, inspiration and the pope

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

What should bishops say now?

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. The passage of the Senate health care bill by the House of … Continued

A call to penance

Pope Benedict XVI’s recent letter to Irish Catholics is a sensitive and thoughtful response to another painful exposé of sexual … Continued

Faith-based blackmail

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