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‘They deserve a vote’: Call and response in Obama’s State of the Union

Andrew Harrer BLOOMBERG Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, second left, and husband Mark Kelly, retired space shuttle commander, listen to U.S. … Continued

Perils and politics of inaugural prayers

Justin Sullivan GETTY IMAGES U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) listen as Rev. Luis … Continued

A United States for nonbelievers?

JEWEL SAMAD AFP/GETTY IMAGES US President Barack Obama takes the oath of office in front of First Lady Michelle Obama … Continued

Rev. Luis Leon gives benediction at Obama inauguration: ‘

JEWEL SAMAD AFP/GETTY IMAGES President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and family members listen to Reverend Dr. Luis … Continued

The family man campaign

GETTY IMAGES Let us pause from one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in modern American history to contemplate an … Continued

Democrats’ altar call in Charlotte

Charlie Neibergall AP President Obama addresses the delegates in Charlotte on Sept. 6. After more than 30 years of teaching … Continued

The ‘Godless’ Democrats: Again?

GETTY IMAGES People cheer as First lady Michelle Obama speaks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention. … Continued

First lady Michelle Obama: ‘We were taught to value everyone’s contribution’

“[Our families] simply believed in that fundamental American promise that, even if you don’t start out with much, if you … Continued

A call for storytelling to make us human to one another

REUTERS Sikhs hold up placards with photos of six mass shooting victims after a candlelight vigil in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, … Continued

First lady urges civic engagement among AME Church members

“And I want you to think of the stories in the Bible about folks like Abel and Noah; folks like … Continued

The National Prayer Breakfast: Live coverage

9:45 a.m. Between keynote speaker Eric Metaxas’ jibes and having a counter-protest-breakfast around the corner, it seems appropriate that the … Continued

Petition seeks to boot Kansas lawmaker Mike O’Neal in Psalm flap

Thousands of Kansans have signed a petition calling for the resignation of a top state lawmaker who, referring to President … Continued

After war, churches care for warriors

By: Martin Davis and Kimberly Loontjer A memorial ceremony for America’s military veterans, their courage, commitment and sacrifice, is held … Continued

Obama right on Indonesia, wrong on “Muslim world”

President Obama’s charge to Indonesia last night was to rise above platitudes. It was to be billed as the second … Continued

Did Obama set the right tone with his speech in Indonesia?

By Elizabeth Tenety President Obama wove his personal narrative into his pitch for religious understanding and tolerance in a landmark … Continued

Do the right thing

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Soccer and the soul

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall South Africa already was at fever pitch when I visited 10 days ago, more … Continued

American foreign policy’s God gap

By David Waters American foreign policy is handicapped by a God gap, a narrow, ill-informed and “uncompromising Western secularism” that … Continued

Democrats and theocrats

Q: In the Weekly Standard, University of Virginia professor James. W. Ceaser argues that President Obama’s approval ratings are suffering, … Continued

Predictions for 2010

Here are ten predictions with a Catholic America twist for 2010. 1. The changes in the liturgy will upset the … Continued