Moral Dimension

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Cash-strapped National Council of Churches to move to D.C.

WASHINGTON — The National Council of Churches is moving its headquarters from the historic “God Box” in New York City … Continued

Immigration reform a challenge for all Catholics

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES FEBRUARY 22 2012: New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan joins fellow volunteers distributing food at a breadline … Continued

God weeps: 27 children, staff killed in Conn. shooting

REUTERS President Obama speaks about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., during a press briefing at … Continued

Is it ethical to defy evacuation orders?

As Hurricane Sandy bore down on the barrier islands of New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie gave stubborn residents one more … Continued

How Obama should fight the ‘war on religion’

A very wise Trappist monk once told me that unless everyone gets to heaven, no one will. It’s this sense … Continued

Fighting anti-union conspiracy

The Wisconsin governor’s proposal to repair the state budget has acquired the characteristics of a conspiracy. Catholic teaching (Caritas in … Continued

Muslim liberation theology on the march

Egyptian Muslim clerics join a demonstration on February 1, 20 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters … Continued

Moral dimension to the economy

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

We do not give people tools for immoral activity

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued

Bible ‘codes’ undermine real religion

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Oh G-d no. Not another Bible codes book. And this one launched in a full page … Continued

Three moral dimensions to fight in Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Bishops firm on immigration

Like Fordham football’s fabled “Seven Blocks of Granite,” the U.S. bishops are holding the line on immigration. Central to their … Continued

Moral case for financial reform

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good As financial reform legislation stalls in the Senate for the moment … Continued

Roe v. Wade v. Civility

With the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade ruling approaching, perhaps it is time for human civility to enter the dialogue.

Nopenhagen: Not There Yet

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall I’m dreading my son Patrick’s caustic comments about Copenhagen when he gets home from … Continued

Moral concerns are common; religious concerns are particular

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

Religious Right/Left: Similar Health-Reform Strategies

By Jacqueline L. Salmon It appears that the religious right is taking a page from the strategy book of the … Continued

Health Care: Commodity, Necessity or Responsibility?

Health-care reform is an economic, political and medical issue. But On Faith panelist and evangelical leader Jim Wallis says it’s … Continued

Think Global, Act Global on Climate Change

I’m sitting in the apse of the Cathedral at Uppsala, Sweden. It’s high, solid stone walls arch over my head, … Continued

Election Day or Judgment Day for Catholics?

Feeling any pressure to cast the right vote Nov. 4? Imagine how some Roman Catholic parishioners are feeling in Missouri. … Continued