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The ‘missile gap’ is a gender gap: Few American women support Syrian airstrikes

Women chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Idlib in northern Syria in 2012. (Rodrigo Abd — AP) Are women … Continued

COMMENTARY: Islamist suppression could reach U.S. shores

RNS () —  Egypt now teeters on the edge of an abyss. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was in Cairo … Continued

Benedict will be’Pope Emeritus’ after resignation

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “Pope Emeritus” after his retirement on Thursday (Feb. 28), and … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI, the great

Uncredited AP In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing during his … Continued

Muslim women bridge differences to help refugees resettle in U.S.

LYNN, Mass. — Iman Shati is a Shiite Muslim who wears the hijab and was a housewife in Iraq. Ayfer … Continued

Debate challenge: Connecting with the misunderstood white working-class

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in Manhattanon Sept. 25, 2012. (Photo by … Continued

Praying for rain: Atheist critics show how petty and small-minded they’ve become

With the death of writer Christopher Hitchens and the withdrawal of Sam Harris, author of “The End of Faith,” from … Continued

Bin Laden’s personal letters reveal Muslims are part of the solution to securing the United States

AP AP This handout document provided by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point shows page two , of four, … Continued

Mark Silk, a commentator on religion and politics who keeps above the fray

One of the smartest commentators on American politics and religion is someone you’ve probably never heard of. His wry and … Continued

Young ‘Millennials’ losing faith in record numbers

WASHINGTON — A growing tide of young Americans is drifting away from the religions of their childhood — and most … 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

In defense of exorcism

Catholic exorcism has recently been in the news this week, and some people are scared. Perhaps the people who are … Continued

Evangelicals and the midterm election

By Ed Stetzer This month’s election “shellacking,” to use President Obama’s description, has caused many to ask about the past … Continued

It Takes a Movement: A Post-Election Analysis

[Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a six-part series by Jim Wallis reflecting on the past two years … Continued

Glenn Beck and the faithful are attacking faith

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

God’s overflowing love and the heterosexual obligation

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

Party / Religion / Sect / Cult

The Tea Party can be called “religious” in the sense that it crystallizes religious aspects American political discourse.

Catholic Church’s issue is homosexuality, not pedophilia

By: Bill Donohue Anthony Stevens-Arroyo says I am wrong to challenge elite opinion on the subject of priestly sexual abuse. … Continued

Gaza solution begins with Hamas

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued

Moral case for financial reform

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good As financial reform legislation stalls in the Senate for the moment … Continued