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COMMENTARY: Questioning circumcision isn’t anti-Semitic

RNS () — Earlier this month the Council of Europe agreed on a nonbinding resolution in support of “children’s right … Continued

Ohio court gives lawyer guardianship of Amish girl with cancer

RNS () — An Ohio court has given limited guardianship of a 10-year-old Amish girl to a lawyer who will … Continued

Transgender theology professor asked to leave Christian college

RNS () — A California Christian university has asked a professor who was once its chair of theology and philosophy … Continued

Bans on abortion by telemedicine growing

RNS () — The war over abortion is going digital. Missouri last month joined six other states that have enacted … Continued

My Brush With Death
Thomas Young and the Myth of Autonomy

Young’s culture taught him that being dependent is to be avoided at all costs. But Christians know that this American myth is a false and dangerous.

Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Holy Week struggle

For six months, Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen whose family we represent, has been imprisoned in one of Iran’s … Continued

Retiree devoted to mission: repairing damaged rosaries

SIMSBURY, Conn. — Betty Holden in on a crusade to take broken rosaries stashed away in dresser drawers and give … Continued

What won, what lost on 2012 state ballot measures

Gay marriage Did Maryland voters approve gay marriage? YES Did Maine voters approve gay marriage? YES Did Minnesota voters ban … 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

Scrooged: Why the 21st century now looks like the 19th

MGM Home Entertainment MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol.’ The 21st century is becoming … Continued

Circumcision debate not necessarily anti-Semitic, but leader may be

While current California ballot initiatives to criminalize infant circumcision represent an unprecedented attempt to curtail the freedom of Jewish religious … Continued

Organized child rape as a religion: FLDS leader gets a new trial

A new trial was ordered by the Utah State Supreme Court this week for Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist … Continued

Health care reform: A victory for life and human dignity

By Morna Murray and Vincent Millerpresident of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Goodprofessor, University of Dayton Americans who have … Continued

Burqas in airports, guns in bars

I am as close to being a First Amendment absolutist, on both freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression, … Continued

Christian Science and irresponsible parenting

By Liz Heywood In his March 5 guest column for On Faith, Gary Jones calls the Secular Coalition’s White House … Continued

Politics of health care ‘reform’ can make you sick

By Sister Mary Ann WalshU.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholic bishops have urged the government to reform our ailing health … Continued

Clashes of conscience

Should American lawmakers refuse to give government funding to those who object to the current moral consensus on controversial issues, … Continued

Pluralism includes spiritual health care

One of the best parts of my job is seeing my religion through the eyes of the journalists I talk … Continued

Reality check on our finitude

In our last days, many American face complex choices about medical care–choices put by doctors trained to cure sick people … Continued

An ethical question, not a religious problem

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued