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Demand Justice for Fast Food Workers

Our economy of low wages and corporate greed is not what God intends for human life.

Why faith matters in foreign policy

Belief is a habit of mind that reckons possibilities. It is a faith that fires an alchemy that transforms possibility … Continued

Pope Francis to announce date when popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be made saints

Pope Francis is expected Monday to announce the date when he will make saints of two of contemporary Catholicism’s most … Continued

Can Pope Francis help end the culture wars?

Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.

Bishops rebuke critics of Catholic Relief Services

WASHINGTON — U.S. Catholic bishops rebuked conservative critics of Catholic Relief Services, flatly denying charges the group has wavered in … Continued

On Yom Kippur, praying mightily for Syria

A Free Syrian Army fighter mourns at the grave of his father, who was killed by what activists said was … Continued

Women are equal in the eyes of God

Another postponement of the verdict in last December’s gruesome rape case in Delhi will renew discussions on many aspects of … Continued

A theology of women? What did Pope Francis mean?

Dedicated in 1966 by the Lithuanian Catholics of America, Our Lady of Siluva is made of marble. Benjamin C. Tankersley … Continued

A theology of women? What does Pope Francis mean?

Dedicated in 1966 by the Lithuanian Catholics of America, Our Lady of Siluva is made of marble. Benjamin C. Tankersley … Continued

In Brazil, a pope who heals and converts

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives at St. Peter’s Square on June 16, 2013. (Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images) … Continued

The evolution of Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore

Russell Moore, the new chief ethicist for the Southern Baptist Convention, has Jesus in his heart, Wendell Berry on his … 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

Religious groups face uphill fight in House on immigration reform

WASHINGTON — Evangelical leaders pushing for comprehensive immigration reform will be back in Washington next week, praying and lobbying on … Continued

America must be better than Guantanamo

A Guantanamo detainee’s feet are shown in this April 27, 2010 file photo. (POOL/REUTERS ) Diane Randall is the executive … Continued

A Declaration of Independence from the culture of violence

A U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York. The Statue … Continued

How should Catholics respond to gay marriage decisions?

In two decisions today the U.S. Supreme Court avoided a firm declaration about same-sex marriage but signaled that attempts by … Continued

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: One baby step for humanity

Antiabortion activists march during the annual March for Life rally in Washington. The march coincides with Supreme Court’s landmark Roe … Continued

Religious freedom is not a ‘second-class right’

A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over 100 … Continued

‘Fertility’ is not destiny

Associated Press Jeb Bush, speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, based the “conservative” argument for immigration on the fact … Continued

Religious groups OK with gay Scout ban for years now say no problem. What gives?

For years, the biggest faith groups in the Boy Scouts Mormons, Catholics and Methodists supported the organization’s ban on openly … Continued