Moral Decision

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At the United Nations, the Vatican is Church and State. That Needs to Change.

In order for the pope’s new turn to have an impact, the UN must start by recognizing that the Holy See is not a state and should have no greater representation than any other religion.

Questioning the Abortion Worldview

How can scholars agree on the science surrounding abortion but not its moral responsibility?

The courts, birth control and phony claims of ‘religious liberty’

A woman holds a birth control pill. These tiny pills are now at the heart of an ongoing fight over … Continued

Obama’s use of Scripture has elements of Lincoln, King

President Obama will publicly take the oath of office with Bibles once owned by his political heroes, Abraham Lincoln and … Continued

At CPAC, new kind of culture war

You know things have taken a turn for the dramatic when a Baptist preacher declares, “Thanks to Obama, we are … Continued

The religious case for legalized abortion

It is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. More than 35 million women in the … Continued

Rep. Pelosi, conscience is more than a ‘thing’

MANDEL NGAN AFP/GETTY IMAGES House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, speaks during her weekly briefing November 17, 2011 in the … Continued

On family planning, does the Catholic Church represent Catholics?

Riccardo De Luca AP Pope Benedict XVI leaves after an audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, … Continued

Keep doctors practicing medicine

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Defund family planning? Is that pro-life?

In my early days in the women’s health movement, I learned the slogan, “The personal is political.” As I’ve read … Continued

Matters of life and death

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

No Easy Decision, indeed

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life Watching “No Easy Decision” was very much like watching a typical day … 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

Could this be the pope’s Trojan Horse?

Along with other faith leaders who have spent the past thirty years of our lives working to stop the spread … Continued

Eat. Pray. Vote. *

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

God bless sanity in religion and in politics

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Are tax cuts for the wealthy morally wrong?

By Vincent Miller As midterm elections approach, millions of unemployed Americans struggle to find work and new Census data show … Continued

President Bush meets Pastor Bonhoeffer (in 600 pages!)

By Gustav Niebuhr How many Americans, over their first cup of coffee of the day, ask themselves, “I wonder what … Continued

Humanism’s Future Hinges on Secular Discourse

By Michael De DoraExecutive Director, Center for Inquiry New York, and Contributor to We live in a time when … Continued

U.S. Catholic Latinos: liberal on gay marriage?

Joseph M. Palacios Have Latino Catholics become the most progressive political group supporting gay rights in the U.S.? The casual … Continued