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Cardinal Dolan and America’s troubled Catholic Church

Cardinal Timothy Dolan waves while processing through St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (Seth Wenig — … Continued

Have the bishops found their ‘attractive, articulate, intelligent’ spokeswoman?

NEW YORK — A former adviser to Sarah Palin and an attorney with a long record of advocating conservative causes, … Continued

The Jewish future seen through the eyes of an American statesman

AP American lawyer and IPRC (Immovable Property Review Conference) co-chairman Stuart E. Eizenstat talks to journalists in Prague, on Nov. … Continued

Alanis Morissette struck the right note in Israel

Alanis Morissette, the Canadian American pop singer, is an unlikely ambassador to the Middle East, but in some ways, she … Continued

Catholic bishops fail to agree on statement on the economy

BALTIMORE — A divided Catholic hierarchy on Tuesday (Nov. 13) failed to agree on a statement about the economy after … Continued

Romney wins on style and substance, changing the election

GETTY IMAGES President Obama walks away from Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after the presidential debate at … Continued

Where were faith and values?

AP Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama shake hands after the first presidential debate at the University of … Continued

Waiting for God in first debate

President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Farm Bureau Live in Virginia Beach, Va. on Sept. 27, 2012. … Continued

Analysis: Catholic bishops divided in legal battle against Obama birth control mandate

NEW YORK — The wave of lawsuits filed this week by more than 40 Catholic groups against the Obama administration’s … Continued

Why Pat Robertson’s pot plan is a (bong) pipe dream

Pat Robertson should stick to television evangelism.  His recent pitch to legalize marijuana and make it as available as alcoholic … Continued

The evangelical case for Mitt Romney —and against Robert Jeffress

NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES US Republican presidential hopeful former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney leaves after addressing the Family Research Council’s … Continued

Faith in the individual candidates

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

“Blessed are the peacemakers,” and that includes you, Mr. President

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Bush’s memoir says he ‘returned to his faith, time and time again’ while in office

By Elizabeth Tenety George W. Bush’s account of his life in office is scheduled for release on Nov. 9, but … Continued

Mosque near Ground Zero? “It’s about the community, stupid”

By Abed Z. Bhuyan Despite the countless media hours dedicated to the controversy surrounding Park51, the Muslim community center to … Continued

Ultra-Orthodox Haredim threaten Israeli democracy

The Hebrew word Haredim translates as “the fearful ones”–those who tremble in awe before God. Israelis apply the term to … Continued

Religion and International Relations

There are very few areas of American life as delicate and nuanced as the relationship between religion and the state. … Continued

Why no Hindu or Buddhist representation?

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Foreign policy, religion and opportunity

By Thomas WrightExecutive Director of Studies, Chicago Council on Global Affairs I’d like to thank everyone for such a lively … Continued

Obama Turns to Religious Community on Health-Care Reform

By Jacqueline L. Salmon It was a spirit-filled 40 minutes with President Obama and the religious faithful today as the … Continued