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Father Vincent Capodanno: The potential saint who served in Vietnam

On April 11, the nation witnessed an extraordinary event in the East Room of the White House. President Obama presented … Continued

Bullied bus monitor Karen Klein: A feeding frenzy of cruelty

Jamie Germano AP Karen Klein, 68, of Greece, N.Y., talks about the verbal abuse she endured from middle school students. … Continued

Millennials, Boomers and the search for meaning

Decades back, when many of us Boomers went off to college, the purpose for that four year experience seemed twofold. … Continued

Why the president’s faith matters

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Time to retire the damnable word “moderate”

Overuse of the essentially meaningless word “moderate” has become a blight on American political and religious discourse. I call this … Continued

Red Tories and tea parties

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen On the evening of Thursday, March 18, and much of the following Friday afternoon, there … Continued

What Makes People Good

David Brooks wrote a provocative column in today’s New York Times suggesting that what makes people good is some idea … Continued

Iran To Get Nukes and Ancient Wisdom Addressing That Reality

Efforts to keep nuclear weapons out of Iranian hands are likely to fail, according to New York Times columnist David … Continued

Realistic Hope and Hopeful Realism

The election of Barack Obama says — about America and to the world — that it is open to “realistic … Continued

Cosmic Companionship

I have a very personal reaction to the question of the religious meaning of this election. Over the long months … Continued

Left Behind: The Catholic Edition

At its best, the Mormon strategy builds healthy, intentional and charitable human beings. There is no Catholic equivalent. That is a tragedy.

Mitt Romney’s American Religion

Imagine if John Edwards, Hilary Clinton or John McCain gave a speech on faith. Would it have been awaited with … Continued

My generation is desperate to be caught, to be pulled back in to a world of meaning and intentional living.