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Why we (still) need the Catholic Church

Cindy Yamanaka, AP Laura DeRosa of Mission Viejo, center, prays at the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. on … Continued

Rick Santorum’s ‘phony’ Catholic theology

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has lambasted President Barack Obama for holding a “phony theology.” In the farce that politics … Continued

Does the Catholic Mass belong to the church or the people?

DAVID BUNDY AP A new translation of the Roman Missal sits on the altar after the Catholic Mass Sunday, Nov. … Continued

Criminalizing mass-murder: 65 years after the UN’s first condemnation of genocide

On December 11, 1946, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 96 (I) which declared genocide, defined as “a denial … Continued

Abortion as tragic, legal, and good

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Sex and the Anti-Economics of Love

By Tim Muldoon A quick glance around the colliding worlds of the blogosphere and academia reveals an interesting datum: many, … Continued

Homosexuality in I Corinthians and I Timothy

Part five of a series of posts on homosexuality in the Bible.

What’s a “church” and how does the IRS decide?

What counts as a church, synagogue, mosque or temple, can be decided in many ways. Synagogue, the category closest to … Continued

Evangelizing is what evangelical Christians do

I’m not at all sure why the liberal left is always so shocked that evangelical Christians want other people to … Continued

Religion in American History, but in Public School Textbooks?

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Obama Is Not the Antichrist

Guest blogger John Mark Reynolds is a professor of philosophy at Biola University, the author of the new book “When … Continued

Taliban’s Coercion Betrays Qur’an

By Aloysious MoweVisiting Fellow, Woodstock Theological Center Sufi Mohammed and the Taliban betray a studied ignorance of Islamic scripture, law, … Continued

New Occasions Teach New Duties — Even to Popes

Pope Benedict XVI has offered a number of apologies recently – for clergy sex abuse, for promoting a Holocaust denier, … Continued

Splinter Episcopalians: Giving Gravitas to Trivia

Ari Goldman, the former religion reporter at The New York Times (and not coincidentally my favorite secular religion newspaper writer … Continued

The Episcopal Crisis: Freedom In, With, and From the Bible

“Should conservative Episcopalians who disagree with U.S. church leaders about homosexuality, women’s ordination, biblical literalism and other issues leave and … Continued

Palin and Biden: Do Their Religious Beliefs Matter?

Vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin will debate this week. What would you ask them about their religious … Continued

Are Catholics Christians?

While walking from St. Luke’s the other day, some out-of-staters pulled up in their car and asked excitedly, “Where is … Continued

Greed is the Sickness of Runaway Wanting.

“Greed is good,” said a prominent American capitalist not long before the present series of greedy bubble-bursts, beginning with Enron. … Continued

Bible Meanings Lost in Translation

I wish I knew Greek and not just to keep the fraternities straight. My debate for Intro to New Testament … Continued

Tom Cruise Speaks to “People of Earth”

I’ve always thought that in the lists of American fixations, fringe religious movements and movie stars rank high. Both are … Continued