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Perils and politics of inaugural prayers

Justin Sullivan GETTY IMAGES U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) listen as Rev. Luis … Continued

Saving good government: Obama’s recess appointments

President Barack Obama says he won’t take ‘no’ as an answer from Republicans, so he’s going around them to appoint … Continued

Guaranteed freedoms sometimes come into conflict

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

Rabbi Shmuley: Father of nine on only child ‘narcissism’

By: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Not sure whether Americans are becoming more materialistic and self-absorbed? Look no further than Time Magazine’s … Continued

George Washington: Founding role model

Dr. Peter A. Lillbackpresident, The Providence Forum and Westminster Seminary (Adapted from a commentary that first appeared in the Philadelphia … Continued

Faith vs. fear in America

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Stephen Heinz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is passionate about democracy. For him, … Continued

A Pro-Choice Ambassador to the Vatican?

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. “Vatican Unhappy with Obama Ambassador Picks,” scream the headlines. The only problem … Continued

The Financial Gangs of New York

By Peter LaarmanExecutive Director, Progressive Christians Uniting Why are President Obama and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner so bloody deferential to … Continued

Oath to God Shows Contempt for Non-Believers

On Tuesday, Barack Hussein Obama will put his hand on a Bible held by Chief Justice John Roberts and take … Continued

Obama: Community Organizer-in-Chief

Shortly before Barack Obama began his presidential campaign, I spent an afternoon with him discussing Just Congregations, the community organizing … Continued

The Disappearing/ Reappearing Catholic Vote

Is there a Catholic vote? To say “Yes,” we need to see a significant number of Catholics vote for one … Continued

“Obsession” Film: Is There Something Wrong with Being a Muslim in America?

Said Colin Powell in a recent major interview: “The correct answer is, he [Obama] is not a Muslim. He’s a … Continued

Be Not Afraid

The Gospels record that when the women disciples bring spices to anoint Jesus’ body after his crucifixion and burial, they … Continued

It’s the Morality, Sinner

Everyone has heard the famous phrase, attributed to James Carville, which supposedly won the presidential election of 1992 for Bill … Continued

Understanding the Palin Prayers

Sarah Palin is busting glass ceilings, but with views drawn more from the Gospels than from the New York Times. … Continued

Revisiting Pope Pius XII

Since the early 1960s, it has been fashionable to condemn Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) for keeping “silent” during the Holocaust … Continued

When Presidents Deceive

One might think that everything a president needs to know about honesty was learned in Sunday school. Yet, as in … Continued

Pope Sets a Clear Path for Interfaith Dialogue

As Pope Benedict explains, the path to interfaith dialogue is about more than mutual understanding between religions.

The God Bless America Test

For Barack Obama, campaign 2008 has been a series of absurd but consequential tests. First, there was the faith test: … Continued

Character and Leadership

The Question: What does the Eliot Spitzer scandal say about our public and private morality? Should he have resigned? Americans … Continued