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Francis, the peace pope

Francis’ anti-war rhetoric is quickly earning him a unique place in papal history.

Pope Francis pleads for peace in Syria while prominent Catholic lawmakers support military action

Despite the pope’s plea to put down arms, many Catholic politicians are making a different argument about morality of warfare, particularly around the obligation to use force, when necessary, to protect innocent life.

Evangelicals keep the faith with those working for immigration reform

(Reuters/Robert Galbraith) Much of the media coverage of the immigration reform debate has focused on political intrigue: whether there will … Continued

The power of prayer?

AP Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol in … Continued

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya, and the Challenge of Faith

AP In this photo taken on Sept. 8, 2012, Muslims gather during a visit by a delegation of American diplomats … Continued

Not all Republicans are Islamophobes but …

STAN HONDA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Convention Permanent Chairman Speaker John Boehner faces a sea of Mitt Romney supporters on Aug. 28, … Continued

Keith Ellison on John McCain defending Huma Abedin: ‘I was proud to see him do it’

ASSOCIATED PRESS Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of only two Muslim’s in Congress, testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee … Continued

Boehner: ‘

“Listen, we’re just politicians. I wasn’t elected to play God. The American people probably aren’t going to fall in love … Continued

The politics of Catholic opposition to birth control

The confrontation between the bishops and the White House over coverage contraception in all health plans has not ended with … Continued

Working to save the life of a Christian pastor in Iran

A week ago, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was a relatively unknown Christian facing execution for his faith under Iran’s interpretation of … Continued

White House statement on Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

The White House released a statement Thursday on Iran’s conviction of Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. The Christian minister has been sentenced … Continued

Christian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani faces potential execution

Just days after Iran released two Americans accused of spying, an Iranian court has upheld the apostasy conviction and execution … Continued

Is there a Catholic approach to the debt ceiling debate?

Charles Dharapak AP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, stands with, from left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of … Continued

Debt talks, the budget and the problem of ‘What would Jesus do?’

Alex Wong VIA BLOOMBERG U.S. President Barack Obama, second right, meets with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from … Continued

Is the budget a moral document?

Darren McCollester GETTY IMAGES CONCORD, NH – APRIL 15: Linda Dupere holds a sign at a Tea Party tax day … Continued

Boehner: We have a ‘moral responsibility’ to deal with debt, ‘start praying’

By Elizabeth TenetyHouse Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks at the National Religious Broadcasters convention Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in Nashville. … Continued

1 out of 8 biology teachers reject evolution

By Julia Duin Washington, DC – March, 15: A The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Hall of Human Origins display … Continued

SOTU: U.S. is a Miracle

President Barack Obama is applauded by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner on Capitol Hill in Washington, … Continued

Why Christians should support health care rationing

By Charles C. Camosy Photo credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari — Associated Press Photo. It’s coming.  Health care reform, Round II. … Continued

Boehner, Pelosi and the split in Catholic America

By Elizabeth Tenety Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) hands the speaker’s gavel to incoming House Speaker John Boehner … Continued