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A holy impatience: Supreme Court must right a great wrong on marriage

GETTY IMAGES Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of Oaklyn, New Jersey, holds a gay marriage pride flag while standing in … Continued

Crossing the cultural divide between Arabs and Jews

I grew up in a home with socialist values. We were a secular family with a strong Jewish cultural upbringing. … Continued

Sultans of Satire aims to bridge gaps with Muslims, Arabs through comedy

LOS ANGELES — Unshaven and wearing a black hoodie and cap, Omar Elba looked out from the lectern, surrounded by … Continued

World Alzheimer’s Day: The healing depths of togetherness

Caring for an Alzheimer’s sufferer may sometimes seem like being next to someone who is a world apart. Perhaps David … Continued

Born again, or born anew?

This is the story of a fundamentalist Christian, turned decidedly … unfundamentalist. For a long time, the “certainties” of religious … Continued

Truth: Who needs it?

NEW YORK — The view out my eighth-story apartment window rarely changes. Lights go off and on, and occasionally a … Continued

National Cathedral a broken building for a broken world

As I made the 12-hour flight back to Washington from Iran this past September, I reflected on the American hikers’ … Continued

Freedom is a God-given legacy

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

From Selma to Montgomery; From Alexandria to Cairo

A Muslim holding the Koran (top L) and a Coptic Christian holding a cross are carried through opposition supporters in … Continued

Civil discourse: Speaking truth in love

Cardinal Donald Wuerl Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl answers questions from the media at Our Lady’s chapel following … Continued