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Vatican: Conclave to start on Tuesday

VATICAN CITY — The conclave to pick a new pope will begin on Tuesday (March 12) the Vatican said Friday, … Continued

Catholics for Choice releases voter guide film

Catholics, not unlike any other group, do not vote in a monolith. Media have documented recent final pitches by bishops … Continued

Romney wins on style and substance, changing the election

GETTY IMAGES President Obama walks away from Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after the presidential debate at … Continued

Where were faith and values?

AP Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama shake hands after the first presidential debate at the University of … Continued

Taking America Back to Greatness

Bonnie Jo Mount WASHINGTON POST Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on August 30 … Continued

Vatican censors nun’s book on sexual ethics, and some see a bid to muzzle women’s voices

VATICAN CITY — A long-simmering conflict between the Vatican and American nuns erupted again on Monday (June 4) when the … Continued

Revolution could mean the Muslim Brotherhood’s conversion from Islamism

Western policymakers are concerned about the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere. But this could mean the … Continued

Will Egypt’s faith in politics last?

MAHMUD HAMS AFP/GETTY IMAGES A girl with her face painted in the colours of the Egyptian flag and the number … Continued

Voting for freedom in Southern Sudan

Two days before Thanksgiving, the Government of Southern Sudan’s Mission to the United States (GOSS) invited me to Old Town … Continued

WikiLeaks exposes Muslim nations’ hypocrisy

WikiLeaks is in the process of transforming foreign affairs and international relations in a dramatic fashion. It is revealing over … Continued

Imam Rauf must speak to improve US-Muslim relations

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky: religion and interfaith marriage

By: Marion L. Usher, Ph.D. “Adam was Jewish and I was raised Mormon. We grew up in Salt Lake City, … Continued

Fourth of July Honor Roll: Champions of American Secularism

The founders were not atheists.

Exploring the future of Islam

My new book, “The Future of Islam,” seeks to understand the struggle for reform in Islam, sometimes described as a … Continued

Should CBS be the arbiter?

Q: The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is sponsoring a pro-life ad, featuring football star Tim Tebow, during … Continued

Influence on equal terms

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

White House Launching Fatherhood Tour

By William Wan The White House is launching its series of regional town halls to encourage fatherhood tonight with an … Continued

Truth in Health-Care Packaging

The health care reform legislation that is emerging from the sausage-making of the Congress is not about abortion. In these … Continued

A Governor, a King, and the Tragedy of Adultery

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

Obama’s Charisma Ignites Hope in Muslim Hearts

By Muqtedar KhanDirector of Islamic Studies, University of Delaware President Obama’s address to the Muslim World on June 4 from … Continued