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The Gospel According to Labor Day

Union leaders have forgotten the religious roots of organized labor in this country.

Loan forgiveness program and employees in the faith sphere

In America, higher education is monumentally expensive – and the problem only seems to be intensifying, especially for those individuals … Continued

Rabbis aim to inject more morality into business

Banks make loans they know homebuyers can’t pay back. Conglomerates market unhealthy food to children. Wall Street tycoons bet against … Continued

Young ‘Millennials’ losing faith in record numbers

WASHINGTON — A growing tide of young Americans is drifting away from the religions of their childhood — and most … Continued

Rep. King using Nixon’s playbook: create the enemies you need

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Fighting anti-union conspiracy

The Wisconsin governor’s proposal to repair the state budget has acquired the characteristics of a conspiracy. Catholic teaching (Caritas in … 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

My faith values Jon Stewart’s sanity

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

We need love, faith and forgiveness

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

OYL! — Corruption, the Spirit, the Earth and us

Three months! — and it is even clearer now we are facing not an oil “spill” in the Gulf, the … Continued

From Eden to the Gulf: Abundance, greed and disaster

Just as the oil blowout in the Gulf grew from Big Oil’s unwillingness to restrain itself from gobbling up even … Continued

What Catholics can teach Glenn Beck

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good While it’s generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, … Continued

The activist Buddhist

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Sulak Sivaraksa exudes a rare blend of calm and passion for action. Carrying a … Continued

Defying Middle East autocrats

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg THE Islamic Republic of Iran is not about to implode. Nevertheless, the misguided … Continued

Catholics and Unions

When I was growing up, it was almost part of the catechism that Catholics backed labor unions. We were taught … Continued

John Ashcroft Speaks, I Listen

A couple nights ago, I sat in a sea of fellow Holy Cross Crusaders, listening to former U.S. Attorney General … Continued

Only Bad Capitalists Go to Heaven

The Catholic Church teaches that only bad capitalists go to heaven. If you are a “good” capitalist who believes in … Continued

Going to Church in Abu Dhabi

When I told my in-laws that their daughter and I were moving to the Middle East, it was exactly what … Continued

Pope Can Speak; Church Must Act

The Question: What can Pope Benedict XVI say and do to repair the growing rifts between the Vatican, the clergy … Continued

McCain’s Hate Problem

The Question: John McCain’s spiritual guide, televangelist Rod Parsley, calls Islam a “false religion” that should be “destroyed.” Should McCain … Continued