Moral Duty

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Archbishop blasts British energy companies for price hikes

CANTERURY, England — Less than three months after he promised to take on payday lenders and create alternative church credit … Continued

Sin in Syria

Dec. 8, 2012Seven-year-old Walid, right, is comforted as he mourns a fallen Syrian rebel fighter taken away for burial in … Continued

A Holy Week for peace

Last Christmas, during a visit to L’Arche, the organization providing support for people with developmental disabilities, founder Jean Vanier spoke … Continued

Controversy over Cardinal Mahony’s conclave vote reaches Vatican

VATICAN CITY — The controversy over Cardinal Roger Mahony’s vote in the conclave that will elect a new pope has … Continued

The moral mandates around gun control

JONATHAN ERNST REUTERS A copy of the book ‘Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games’ sits at … Continued

Jews push back against Scouts over policy banning gays

NEW ORLEANS — For nearly a decade, hundreds of local Boy Scouts have learned the virtues of the Ten Commandments … 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

Republican Paul Ryan still has a Randian problem

Four years ago, when it was discovered that Sarah Palin attended a Pentecostal church in Wasilla, Alaska, the question ‘What … Continued

The ‘seamless garment’ on the campaign trail: Does the death penalty violate pro-life values?

Catholicism includes opposition to the death penalty as part of its pro-life agenda. The late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin called it … Continued

Liberty, not just freedom, for the Middle East

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

Voting is moral duty, not spiritual

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

God must love dogs

Q: Expensive and time-consuming efforts are being made to rescue and rehabilitate animals threatened by the Gulf oil spill. Do … Continued

Our moral duty to Afghanistan

By Muqtedar KhanDirector of Islamic Studies, University of Delaware On November 5, I had the privilege of testifying to the … Continued

Health Care: A Moral Imperative For Any Decent American

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

Saving the Priesthood from Post Haste

Having lived through the unfortunate sartorial period known as the 1980s, I can report that more stylish an outfit then, … Continued

Stem Cell Research vs. Idolatry

When he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, President Obama said, ‘As a person of … Continued

Love Your Neighbor and Don’t Tax Him

Moral men have a duty to help their neighbors, but nobody has the right to force other people to help. … Continued

Imagining God in Color

It’s very hard not to see God in color. From childhood everyone is taught to imagine God as a person, … Continued

Finding Faith in the Oval Office

While writing “Presidential Courage,” I discovered that one of the biggest hidden influences on the nine Presidents in my book … Continued