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Jerry Falwell’s legacy: A thriving Liberty University

LYNCHBURG, Va.(RNS) A crimson-colored “LU,” emblazoned in 11-foot letters on a forested mountainside against a backdrop of white limestone, tells … Continued

Mission not accomplished on reforming faith-based initiatives

John Dilulio’s essay on faith-based initiatives interested me – and caused me some surprise. Let me be clear from the … Continued

Amen (again) to faith-based initiatives

You probably know that millions of low-income children receive federally-funded free and reduced-price meals in school. But do you have … Continued

Romney proves his trustworthiness on social conservatives’ issues

REUTERS Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as President Obama listens during the second presidential debate in Hempstead, … Continued

Q&A with ‘Nonbeliever Nation’ author David Niose

David Niose is president of the American Humanist Association and vice president of the Secular Coalition for America, a group … Continued

Franklin Graham: In response to people living with HIV/AIDS, like Jesus, we have to reach to them, love them and heal them

Sarah L. Voisin WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 22: Event-goers look at AIDS quilts on display. Thousands gathered near … Continued

Bishops seek health care that’s universal

By Sister Mary Ann Walsh The health care reform discussion goes on and on and seems to be the same … 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

GWU’s women’s-only pool hours opens debate about accomodations for Islam

By Michelle Boorstein An interesting discussion is brewing around George Washington University’s decision earlier this month to set aside one … Continued

OYL! — Corruption, the Spirit, the Earth and us

Three months! — and it is even clearer now we are facing not an oil “spill” in the Gulf, the … Continued

What should bishops say now?

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. The passage of the Senate health care bill by the House of … Continued

Why is Senate hiding from Hyde?

By Sister Mary Ann WalshDirector of Media Relations, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops The thousands of pages in the health … Continued

Taxes shouldn’t be used to infringe on employment rights

If a church or other religious organization receives government funding to provide a secular social service, it should not discriminate … Continued

Obama’s faith-based initiative still on shaky First Amendment ground

In a widely publicized speech in July 2008, candidate Barack Obama pledged that “if you get a federal grant, you … Continued

Beyond abortion to universal care

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. With the adoption of a House floor amendment banning the use of … Continued

Faith-Based Aid Is Unconstitutional, Period

Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era memo … Continued

Faith Leaders Meet at White House

By Michelle Boorstein Who knows how long it will last, but there’s a love fest underway today on Pennsylvania Avenue … Continued

Don’t Use My Tax Dollars to Discriminate

The government’s money is everybody’s money. When you receive grants that come from the government, you’re getting money that belongs … Continued

You Shall Know Them By Their Lobbyists

Here’s one thing for certain: Revs. Muthee and Wright did not lobby Sarah Palin and Barack Obama for political cover … Continued

Separation of Church and State and Hiring

It is good to hear a prominent, evangelical pastor profess his belief in the separation of church and state. I … Continued