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March on Washington’s dream, our vow

David Goldman/ Associated Press: In this March 26, 2012 file photo Jaquan Kelley of Atlanta wears a Skittles wrapper over … Continued

British government asks church to take over thousands of state schools

CANTERBURY, England — Leading secularists are calling on nonreligious parents to fight a government effort that would allow the Church … Continued

Our Latino future

Demography is political destiny in a representative democracy. As the U.S. Census Bureau forecasts, by mid-century, the nation’s Latino population … Continued

In magazine, President Obama, Mitt Romney discuss faith

AP In this combo made from file photos, President Barack Obama, speaks at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, … Continued

Catholics caught between bishops, Obama’s birth control mandate

Mommy and daddy are fighting, and the anguished children don’t know where to turn. This is the state of the … Continued

What makes a Catholic patriot?

Alex Brandon AP A flag and and a copy of the U.S. Constitution are held in front of Independence Hall … Continued

Nine Eleven

UNORTHODOXY Patrick J. Deneen September 11, 2001, we are frequently told, is the day that “changed everything.” For the 3,000 … Continued

Organized religion is big business

By Martha Woodroof The Washington National Cathedral, photographed by Jonathan Newton– The Washington Post It’s the economy, stupid . . … Continued

Agree or not, religious freedom should prevail

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Religion’s role in gay teen suffering

When I behold the callous reaction of some right-wing Christian fundamentalist leaders to the rash of bullying-related teen suicides, I … Continued

We are the Tea Party

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell this weekend attended the annual conservative Values Voters summit in Washington, DC. There, she … Continued

Religious freedom to exclude

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler The Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited opinion in Christian Legal Society Chapter of … Continued

Sex and the City and Muslim women

By Asma T. Uddin and Sarah Jawaid We haven’t watched “Sex and the City 2“, as we cannot get ourselves … Continued

Non-sectarian laws and judges

For a country that prides itself as being the most advanced and the most compassionate, America tends to bring religion … Continued

Pope should endorse independent investigation

By Gerald T. Slevinretired attorney The expanding abuse crisis requires immediate action by Catholics. It is needed to invigorate their … Continued

Jumping Into the Deep End

This is graduation season, and I’ve had the great honor of giving Commencement Addresses at several educational institutions. Here is … Continued

Will Obama Seek the Truth?

What did you think of President Obama’s commencement speech Sunday at Notre Dame? How will the Notre Dame controversy change … Continued

Jihadi Perils in Pakistan

By Moorthy Muthuswamyauthor To say that religious freedom in Pakistan is increasingly compromised is an understatement. Extremists in the form … Continued

The Aga Khan in America

The Pope and the Dalai Lama got all the headlines last week, but they weren’t the only international religious leaders … Continued

Teach About Religion Through Shared Values

We require American students to know algebra to graduate from high school. We require them to understand our political system … Continued