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D.C. clergy join push to change Redskins name

WASHINGTON — The Oneida Indian Nation’s campaign against the Washington pro football club’s team name picked up new supporters this … Continued

Poll: Catholics agree with Pope Francis that church is ‘obsessed’ with moral issues

RNS () — Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he … Continued

Pope Francis fires a warning shot at church’s ‘top-down’ bureaucracy

RNS () — Pope Francis has once again given a startlingly candid interview that reinforces his vision of a Catholic … Continued

Can Pope Francis help end the culture wars?

Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.

ANALYSIS: Pope Francis stuns the church. But will it have a lasting effect?

RNS () — Pope Francis on Thursday (Sept. 19) rocked the Catholic Church and surprised the wider world with a … Continued

A plea for common sense and compassion in the immigration debate

A rosary rests between the hands of two protesters during a vigil on immigration policy. (Jonathan Gibby – GETTY IMAGES) … Continued

Why Buddhists should support gay marriage

May 24, 2013A family takes an offering of lotus flowers to pay respects to a giant Buddha, surrounded by more … Continued

How evangelicals helped shape immigration reform

As I walked out of last week’s Senate gallery following the historic immigration vote, a DREAMer smiled and shouted, “We … Continued

An evangelical prayer for immigration reform

Today, in Washington, D.C., hundreds of evangelicals from across the country gathered to worship, pray and meet with legislators to … Continued

Feminism and the future of the Catholic Church

This commentary is adapted from a Berkley Center lecture delivered at Georgetown University on November 5, 2012. The unexpected election … Continued

In Texas abortion case, has ‘pro-life’ become ‘pro-choice’?

The case of a 16-year-old young woman successfully suing her parents to assure that they will support her choice to … Continued

Left behind? Conservative Christians and the gay revolution

Ken Blevins AP Signs display messages about gay marriage in front of the Devon Park United Methodist Church polling site … Continued

Religious sponsors loom large in Boy Scouts’ policy debate

The decision by Boy Scouts of America to postpone any change in policy about gay membership was fueled by an … Continued

For conservatives, a biblical imperitive for comprehensive immigration reform

As Congress now begins their 113th legislative session, they have many difficult and divisive issues to confront. The issue of … Continued

The new (old) Catholic Church

On the Feast of the Holy Family, I went to Mass in my hometown’s Cathedral in Colorado Springs – a … Continued

How does a ‘Jubilee’ roll? Jesus explains.

AP Occupy DC demonstrators protest as they try to block the guest entrance to the Alfalfa Dinner at the Capitol … Continued

Vatican says it hasn’t lost the gay marriage fight

VATICAN CITY — Despite recent setbacks in the United States and Europe, the Catholic Church is not losing the fight … Continued

Sins of the son: Sad treatment for Billy Graham

On Sunday, two days before the election, a full page advocacy ad in The Washington Post featured a huge picture … Continued

What do religious leaders want for Obama’s next four years?

WASHINGTON — Addressing poverty. Seeking reconciliation. Protecting religious freedom. Religious leaders already have their wish lists ready for President Obama’s … Continued

Report: Knights of Columbus and allies are leading funders of anti-gay marriage drives

The Knights of Columbus, a wealthy and influential Catholic charitable organization, is a leading funder in the push to make … Continued