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The Gospel According to Labor Day

Union leaders have forgotten the religious roots of organized labor in this country.

Report: ‘Catholic McCarthyism’ threatens bishops’ anti-poverty push

Conservative activists are threatening the social justice mission of the Catholic Church just when the country needs it most, a … Continued

Christian left sees optimism in Obama’s second term

NEW YORK — Heartened by his inaugural calls for gay marriage and for bold action on climate change, leaders of … Continued

Hopeful for

Getty Images Ccombination of file pictures shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaking during the American Legion 94th National Convention … Continued

The religion and politics of division

Last week, the Christianity police, in the persons of Rick Santorum and Franklin Graham, came forward to discredit the president’s … Continued

Franklin Graham questions Obama’s Christian beliefs, calls Santorum ‘a man of faith’

Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday raised questions about the sincerity of President … Continued

At CPAC, new kind of culture war

You know things have taken a turn for the dramatic when a Baptist preacher declares, “Thanks to Obama, we are … Continued

From Selma to Montgomery; From Alexandria to Cairo

A Muslim holding the Koran (top L) and a Coptic Christian holding a cross are carried through opposition supporters in … Continued

Obama at National Prayer Breakfast: Presidency has ‘deepened my faith’

By Elizabeth Tenety President Obama gave Americans a peek into the spiritual life of a president Thursday, speaking at the … Continued

One year after Cairo: Young Muslim Americans the new beginning

On June 4, 2009, President Obama gave a speech at Cairo University. The President said he had come to Cairo … Continued

Texas School Board: The “common good” as liberal conspiracy

By John GehringDirector of Communications Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good The Texas School Board has approved controversial new … Continued

Obama and his faith council

From the beginning, we knew President Obama’s decision to appoint an Advisory Council for the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood … Continued

Obama mixes old-birth culture, new-birth religion

Q: In the Weekly Standard, University of Virginia professor James. W. Ceaser argues that President Obama’s approval ratings are suffering, … Continued

People of faith continue to serve

Q: What was the most important religion story of 2009? It was hardly reported. It didn’t seem like news. But … 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

Obama and Benedict

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. “Having a meeting with the Holy Father is a great honor and … Continued

Obama vs. Ahmadinejad

The Friday New York Times headline read, “In Iran, a Real Race, and Talk of a Sea Change.” On Saturday … Continued

Obscure Chapter in Obama Story Comes to Light

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Interesting Religion News Service piece on a previously obscure chapter of President Barack Obama’s professional growth. … Continued

He Came, He Spoke, He Conquered

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. President Obama’s reception at Notre Dame showed once again that a new … Continued

Government Money For Religion Equals Government Favoritism Of Religion

It will hardly be news to readers of this column that I consider all government funding for faith-based community organizations … Continued