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Founders’ view of prayer should prevail at Supreme Court

The Founding Fathers found a common ground in prayer that should still guide us today.

The 8 immoral ways the government shutdown is hurting the needy

Grocery bags loaded with food from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as WIC, … Continued

Religious groups feel the pinch of government shutdown

WASHINGTON — As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and … Continued

DuBois leaving White House faith-based post

WASHINGTON — Longtime White House aide Joshua DuBois, who heads the White House office focused on the intersection of religion … Continued

Occupy Wall Street protesters: Human rights begin at home

AFP/GETTY IMAGES People gather in Washington Square Park in New York on Sept. 15, 2012 during an Occupy Wall Street … Continued

White House releases public/private guidelines

WASHINGTON — A new White House report that offers guidance on public/private partnerships between the government and faith-based groups leaves … Continued

Whose religious freedom?

The freedom of religion and belief is one of our most cherished liberties. The First Amendment protects our right to … Continued

In the contraception furor, the loud voices of a few threaten revolutionary gains of all U.S. women

The Obama administration may have wriggled out of a tight spot when it announced it would require insurers – and … Continued

Catholics and Planned Parenthood

The Republican-controlled Congress recently cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood and the vote has been projected as a great victory … Continued

Ten most significant cultural trends of the last decade

By Andy Crouch Ten years is a very short time. As I reflect on the world in 2011 compared to … Continued

Life in the 112th: no money for abortion

While focus on the ObamaCare repeal vote is sure to dominate political news next month, there is significant pro-life legislation … Continued

A verdict on faith-based partnerships under Obama and Bush

“Obama stimulus pours millions into faith-based groups,” read the title of a December 3, 2010, Politico article. It reported that … Continued

Many charter schools continue to defy church-state separation

More than 1.5 million American children now attend charter schools, thanks to a movement asserting that whatever is wrong with … Continued

Tax dollars to build Park 51?

Developers of the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque“, also known as “Park 51″, are seeking federal funds designated for the redevelopment … Continued

Archbishop Dolan goes to bat

In a surprise, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected President of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) apparently … Continued

Time to End Government Handouts Based on Religion

By Marci A. HamiltonProfessor of Law, Yeshiva University, and Patheos Expert The Clinton Administration initiated “charitable choice,” which was the … Continued

2010 electoral results bad news for secular Americans

It is undeniable that the economy dominated campaign 2010 and that cultural issues at the nexus of religion and politics … Continued

Every secular vote must be counted in this election

The dramatic year 1968, when I cast my first unhappy presidential vote for Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey, was also the … Continued

Health care reform and executive order did not prohibit federal funding for abortion

William Saunders A Response to Chris Korzen of Catholics United In a Guest Voices blog post for On Faith at … Continued

Health care reform: A victory for life and human dignity

By Morna Murray and Vincent Millerpresident of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Goodprofessor, University of Dayton Americans who have … Continued