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Cape Verde’s Jewish history stays alive

Preservation of memory is critical to the Jewish psyche, and in Cape Verde there is an uplifting story of remembrance … Continued

Time to choose ethics over fashion?

A garment worker who soldiers said was pulled alive from the rubble reacts as he walks on his own at … Continued

Ma’ale Adumim: The mother of all Israeli settlements

Ammar Awad Reuters The West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem, is seen behind sign posts on Dec. … Continued

Rick Santorum: ‘More Catholic than a conservative’?

View Photo Gallery: Scenes of religious faith meeting politics in the 2012 campaign. What does it mean to be a Catholic … Continued

Michele Bachmann and anti-HPV vaccine unreason

Chris Carlson AP Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the California Republican Party Fall Convention dinner in … Continued

Notes from a proud free-speech junkie

Once again, people who believe in “free speech for me but not for thee,” are outraged by a U.S. Supreme … Continued

Newt Gingrich’s Catholicism and his 2012 penance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to a cheering crowd during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Thursday … Continued

Time to walk the talk in Mideast

By John L. Esposito and Sheila B. Lalwani The toppling of the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak and new dawn … Continued

In good conscience?

By Jon O’Brien president, Catholics for Choice In his annual speech to the diplomatic corps with credentials at the Vatican, … Continued

The secular best and the worst of 2010

I’ve always tried to avoid engaging in the hoary journalistic practice of filling space at the end of December by … Continued

Portugal in Africa

Relationships between Africa and Europe are complicated, witness the tense standoff now unfolding in Cote d’Ivoire. Even decades after independence, … Continued

Same-sex marriage is a fundamental right

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino is far from alone in his bluntly stated opposition … Continued

Islam from news cycle to protest cyclone

By Peter Gottschalk No Qurans burned, no “Ground Zero mosque” built, so time to move on. The op-ed pieces have … Continued

Answering ‘Will Muslims impose Shariah?’

One of the frequent battle cries raised by those who warn that Muslims want to overwhelm the West is that … Continued

Biblical religion the only–and illegitimate– basis for anti-gay laws

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” “Moral disapproval alone … Continued

America already is an Islamic society

By John Kiser Yes, we need the Cordoba House complex to set an example for the rest of America and … Continued

Bhutanese refugees’ American dream

Speak of Bhutan and most will return a blank stare. Naming the capital (Thimphu), or pointing its location, nestled high … Continued

One nation Under God and a lot of stress

By Alyce M. McKenzieProfessor of Homiletics Perkins School of Theology, and My 21-year-old son got home 3 days ago … Continued

Ban the burqa? Is the yarmulka next ?

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

A call for a Catholic reformation

By Henri BouladEgyptian Jesuit (Originally written in July 2007. Published with the author’s permission.) Holy Father, I dare to speak … Continued