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What do American Catholics want from the new pope?

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Women at the Western Wall

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‘Jesus wife’ papyrus: Christians have nothing to fear, but something to learn

Karen L. King AP This Sept. 5, 2012 photo released by Harvard University shows a fourth century fragment of papyrus … Continued

Mitt Romney, Mormon: This I know

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The body of Christ, broken for me

As a Catholic boy growing up in Iowa, I was always drawn to Communion. There was something deeply powerful about … Continued

Soccer and the soul

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Battle for Muslim Hearts and Minds

Are young Muslims going to be bombs of destruction or bridges of cooperation? That’s the central question asked in Christiane … Continued

Hispanic Evangelicals Rising

Much has been said about the rise of Hispanic Evangelicals in U.S. public life in the last decade. The question … Continued

Catholics and Racism

I don’t know if I agree with the “coward” part of his statement, but Attorney General Eric Holder’s concern for … Continued

Obama’s New Weather Forecast

The weather just changed. That’s my new favorite metaphor for the impact of the Obama victory. Don’t worry, I haven’t … Continued