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5 religious facts you might not know about Frederick Douglass

WASHINGTON — Frederick Douglass, whose seven-foot bronze statue was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday (June 19), is known as … Continued

Benedict and Francis: How much difference is there?

VATICAN CITY — As a millennia-old institution, the Vatican is accustomed to change at a glacial pace. But in the … Continued

Madonna’s ‘black Muslim in the White House’ quip should give candidates pause

Madonna, on Monday night at her Washington concert, had this to say about President Obama: “For better or for worse, … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI gives direction to U.S. bishops on hot-button issues

VATICAN CITY — Over the course of the last six months, Pope Benedict XVI delivered five major speeches to small … Continued

Remaking the world after 9/11

It makes no difference who you are or what your job was, we all recall what we were doing when … Continued

What Michele Bachmann could learn from JFK

Michele Bachmann and John F. Kennedy have something in common. Both have come under intense scrutiny for their faith. Bachmann … Continued

Obama’s Noble Alternative

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler I wish this year’s Nobel Peace Prize had gone to the people of Iran … Continued

Obama’s Bid to Reverse the Clash

By Akbar AhmedIslamic Studies professor, American University President Obama delivered a major speech Thursday calling for “A New Beginning” for … Continued

Bin Laden’s Problem: Obama IS the Message to the Muslim World

What do you hope to hear from President Obama in his “major speech to the Muslim world” on June 4? … Continued

Repairing 8 Years of Flawed U.S. Policy

What do you hope to hear from President Obama in his “major speech to the Muslim world” on June 4? … Continued

Address Palestine-Israel Directly

What do you hope to hear from President Obama in his “major speech to the Muslim world” on June 4? … 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

Peace and Ethics in the Mideast

Dear friends, I am writing this out of personal experience and my own individual ethical concern, not on behalf of … Continued

Gordon Brown’s Immodest Proposal

With all the excitement surrounding the Pope’s visit to the United States last week, Gordon Brown’s visit went almost unnoticed. … Continued

Memo to Candidates: Pick A Feel-Good Pastor

The Question: How should Barack Obama have responded to inflammatory remarks made by his former pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright? Are … Continued

Why Wright Versus Wrong Matters

The Question: How should Barack Obama have responded to inflammatory remarks made by his former pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright? Are … Continued

Religion and Women: Chains That Still Bind

As a freethinker and a feminist, I have always found it baffling that women, as a group, are more religious … Continued