Moral Convictions

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ANALYSIS: ‘Pagan’ is getting a makeover. Not everyone got the memo.

Is calling someone a “pagan” a bad thing or a badge of honor? Do we even know what the term … Continued

Broad coalition says contraception mandate a religious liberty threat

WASHINGTON — Just days after the Obama administration issued final rules to religious groups for its contraception mandate, a broad … Continued

Catholic bishops make last-minute pitch for Romney

A number of Roman Catholic bishops are making forceful last-minute appeals to their flock to vote on Election Day, and … Continued

Jesus, moral intelligence and choosing a president

LUCAS JACKSON REUTERS Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as he debates President Obama during the second U.S. … Continued

After Romney meeting, Billy Graham website scrubs Mormon’cult’ reference

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association removed language labeling Mormonism a “cult” from its website after the famed preacher met with … Continued

Billy Graham prays with Mitt Romney

Melina Mara THE WASHINGTON POST MONTREAT, NC – OCTOBER 11: Republican nominee for President Governor Mitt Romney meets with Reverend … Continued

Whatever happened to the religious right?

Juana Arias JUANA ARIAS Ralph Reed and Pat Robertson speak at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 9/16/94, for the Road to … Continued

Mormonism hurt Mitt Romney in 2008. What about 2012?

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith makes people uneasy. If used against him in the fall presidential election, the negative … Continued

Mitt Romney: Mormons, evangelicals share ‘moral convictions’

KEVIN LAMARQUE REUTERS Mitt Romney, U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor, shakes hands with Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. … Continued

Michigan anti-bullying law protects religious bullies

After long debates and tortuous negotiations, the state of Michigan passed anti-bullying legislation, which on the face of it, should … 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

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

“Shame on you”: religious leaders denounce biogotry against Muslims

The Islamic Society of North America convened a group of American religious leaders, Jewish, Christian and Muslim, at the National … Continued

Retired chaplains say ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ protects religious freedoms

A group of 40 retired military chaplains sent a letter Wednesday to President Obama and Secretary of Defense Gates urging … Continued

No religious test for office, including Supreme Court justice

I have been asked on several occasions both by members of the media and private individuals about whether I was … Continued

Obama’s faith-based inertia

By David Waters Add government funding of faith-based programs to the list of Obama administration deficiencies identified by disaffected parties … 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

Evangelical Reaction to Obama’s Peace Prize

By David Waters Reactions from evangelical leaders to President Obama’s Nobel Prize are mixed — ranging from congratulatory to apoplectic.” … Continued

Bishops Webcast Message on Health Care

By Catherine Cheney The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has taken its position on universal health care to the … Continued

Irish Abuse: Asylums and Spirituality

The 2,600-page final report of Ireland’s Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse reported decades of mistreatment described by commentators as … Continued