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10 ways to revitalize the Catholic Church

(Andrew Medichini/AP ) Reform is afoot in the Vatican. Pope Francis has tightened the reins on the Vatican bank, worked … Continued

No Plan B for religious freedom

AP AP With Plan B on the list of drugs that must be covered under Health and Human Services’ new … Continued

A vision for a secular America

The Reason Rally is necessary because secular Americans want to restore the values of our nation’s founders. As one of … Continued

What JFK really said about separating church from state

John F. Kennedy’s address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on September 12, 1960 — the speech that Rick Santorum … Continued

Evangelicals will rise to replace old Protestant establishment

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Fighting the right’s religious test for military service

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

Prof. Obama Comes to Georgetown

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese While conservative Catholic pundits were wringing their hands over Notre Dame University’s invitation … Continued

Pray in the Spirit (Not the Name) of Jesus

I favor having a prayer at the presidential inauguration ceremony, but such prayers should be as inclusive as possible. The … Continued

Oath to God Shows Regard for Church

Did George Washington spontaneously add “So help me, God” to his conclude his inaugural oath in New York City in … Continued

Public Policies, Private Votes

Let me begin by saying that think it is unfortunate that a candidate’s religion, belief and practice have become campaign … Continued

God, Politics and the Reagan Shift

Of late, public commentators on matters of faith and politics have been eager to say that there is nothing new … Continued

Are Mormons Christians?

In the 177 years since its founding, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown to become the … Continued

Romney’s Bit Will Bite Back

Romney deserves credit for understanding the superficiality of the public and targeting that majority in his speech. As political theater, … Continued

From John Kerry to the Da Vinci Code: Discrimination Reinvented?

On the one hand, as the difference between the attitudes toward the presidential candidacy of John Kennedy and John Kerry … Continued

Campaigns Need Values, Not Media Images

The values that we draw from our religions are certainly part of any political campaign. But we could certainly do … Continued

Recipe for Politicians: Sincerity Yes, Advocacy No

Article VI of the Constitution of the United States is one of those core elements that makes you sit back … Continued

Keep Religion Out of Government

Since the beginning of the Bush administration, we have witnessed — and are still witnessing — the reprehensible results, affecting … Continued