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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

Let’s not just have another ‘conversation’ on race

President Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington … Continued

Thumping the Bible: O’Reilly, gay marriage, and theology

I never thought I would write these words, but I agree with Bill O’Reilly (in part). O’Reilly is vigorously defending … Continued

A holy impatience: Supreme Court must right a great wrong on marriage

GETTY IMAGES Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of Oaklyn, New Jersey, holds a gay marriage pride flag while standing in … Continued

Women get a shot: Martha Raddatz rules the vice-presidential debate

MICHAEL REYNOLDS / POOL EPA Vice President Joe Biden gestures toward Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as moderator Martha Raddatz listens … Continued

Ain’t no mountain high enough

On Sunday morning our gospel choir sang an extraordinary song by Kurt Carr called “For Every Mountain.” When I watched … Continued

Will Romney trump ‘birtherism’?

Gerald Herbert AP Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, to endorse Republican … Continued

Osama Bin Laden anniversary: Torture apologists try again to justify the unjustifiable

Musadeq Sadeq AP This May 3, 2011 file photo shows Afghan newspapers in Kabul, Afghanistan headlining the killing of al-Qaida … Continued

Culture wars and actual wars: The GOP debate and bombing Iran

Justin Sullivan GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidates (L-R) U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and former … Continued

Pew study shows dramatic growth in religious advocacy

Mixed in with the thousands of corporate lobbyists on Capitol Hill each day is an unusual troop: religious advocates whose … Continued

Don’t push Black Friday into Thanksgiving

Peter Foley BLOOMBERG Customers shop at a Toy “R” Us Inc. store in New York, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 14, … Continued

One manner of law

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

A Volcanic Eruption of Biblical Proportions

What a volcano in Iceland teaches us about heaven.

Blasphemy is good for religion

Q: Atheists are others are protesting a new law in Ireland, under which a person can be found guilty of … Continued

Religious leaders should have no extra influence

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

Death with dignity: end-of-life counseling helps

Q: Does end-of-life care prolong life or does it prolong suffering? Should it be a part of health-care reform? End-of-life … Continued

Goodness happens

Q: Is there good without God? Can people be good without God? How can people be good, in the moral … Continued

Nuclear Weapons Are An Offense to God

“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death.” (Rev. 6:8) Nuclear … Continued

Turning the Tragedy of Aasiya Zubair Hassan into Action

While I would unequivocally assert that domestic violence and religion share no connection, that religion encourages harmonious relationships in the … Continued

Catholics Have New Reasons to Rethink Abortion Politics

Both John McCain and the Democrats are giving Catholics reasons to reconsider which party can and will do more to … Continued