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After Vatican screening of ‘Muslim Scare’ video, a call for dialogue

When he presented an amateur and xenophobic film about the threat of “rising Muslim demographics” a few weeks ago at … 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

Does the Catholic Mass belong to the church or the people?

DAVID BUNDY AP A new translation of the Roman Missal sits on the altar after the Catholic Mass Sunday, Nov. … Continued

Muslim liberation theology on the march

Egyptian Muslim clerics join a demonstration on February 1, 20 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters … 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

Sex and the engaged Catholic

“Most of the Catholics asking to be married in the Church today already have been living together.” Such is the … Continued

Catholic bishops, cardinals decry Arizona immigration law

By Bishop Gabino Zavala The Catholic tradition often speaks of the “dignity of the human person,” and we hear it … Continued

Don’t reject Christianity because of Christians

By Adam Hamilton When I was a child my mother used to make fish sticks for supper a couple of … Continued

Faith in God, not the market

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Some people’s faith in the marketplace is almost religious. It is so … Continued

We need a prophetic (not necessarily Protestant) justice

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Religion in a hookup culture

Q:Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate … 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

The worst prayers in the world

In citing the worst prayers in the world, I start with the thanksgiving of the Pharisee in the Gospel (Luke … Continued

Beyond abortion to universal care

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. With the adoption of a House floor amendment banning the use of … Continued

Anglican archbishop to meet with pope

By William Wan Two recent developments following the Catholic Church’s surprising overtures last month to Anglicans. First, the Vatican has … Continued

Benedict the Radical

UNORTHODOXY By Patrick J. Deneen Recent commentary on Pope Benedict XVI’s invitation to Anglicans to enter the Catholic fold has … Continued

Catholic Arachnophobia

I have a case of Catholic arachnophobia. That’s the best way I can describe my discomfort at seeing viral videos … Continued

Carter’s Fundamentalism

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued

Liberal Catholics Rejoice in Pope’s Encyclical

By Jacqueline L. Salmon To call progressive Catholics jubilant over today’s encyclical by Pope Benedict XVI is understating the case. … Continued

Obama Takes Sides in Catholic Family Fight

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Obama waded into the thick of a family feud in the American Catholic church today in … Continued