Moral Beliefs

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Immigration flap over conscientious objection resolved peacefully

A woman who has lived legally in this country for more than 30 years was granted her request to become … Continued

In good conscience?

By Jon O’Brien president, Catholics for Choice In his annual speech to the diplomatic corps with credentials at the Vatican, … Continued

Catholic Archbishop for the Military Services USA: Don’t repeal DADT

By Archbishop Timothy Broglio In a response to a request from the Chiefs of Chaplains of the Armed Forces I … Continued

The moral injuries of war

By Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini Every day brings us new stories of soldiers affected by Post Traumatic Stress … Continued

Voting an American right, a Christian responsibility

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Dragging religion through the political mud

In recent debates between tea party endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. … Continued

Herb tea party

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell this weekend attended the annual conservative Values Voters summit in Washington, DC. There, she … Continued

Church’s support for adult stem cell research

By Rev. Tomasz TrafnyPontifical Council for Culture In an effort to explore the cultural impact of the advancement of sciences … Continued

No ‘religion test’ for office, but nominees should be quizzed

As Senators prepare for the Supreme Court confirmation hearings this summer, how should they think about religion-related issues? Here are … Continued

The Catholic Church’s religious blackmail of secular government

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

Goodness and justice over religious affiliation

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

Support All Charities or None

There is no taxation without discrimination. The power to govern is the power to discriminate between the just and the … Continued

The Nomination Of Sarah Palin: Religious Extremism Triumphant

Sarah Palin is a right-wing religious extremist, and John McCain chose her as his running mate precisely because he thought … Continued

Evangelicals Not Behaving Badly: The Romney Candidacy

I am about to raise my glass, cautiously, soberly, to a few Evangelical Christian leaders. Let me stress that I … Continued