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What the Apostle Paul Said About Prostitutes, Marriage, and Sex

Paul’s wisdom for modern Christians: “All things may be lawful, yes, but not all things are beneficial.”

Catholic chaplains given marching orders barring service to gay couples

RNS () — Catholic military chaplains cannot be forced to witness or bless a same-sex marriage, nor are they allowed … Continued

Did Pope Francis change church teaching on homosexuality?

With his open and easygoing manner, Pope Francis charmed the media as much as the faithful during his successful visit … Continued

Martin Luther King and the eternal truth of ‘social issues’

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. (The Associated Press — … Continued

Opponents of gay marriage say they’re no bigots

WASHINGTON — They are moms and dads, authors and activists, a former police officer and a former single mom. They’re … Continued

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call

Jacquelyn Martin AP Visitors gather at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, for … Continued

Can a Christian be a libertarian?

Charlie Neibergall AP U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference at his newly opened Iowa campaign office, … Continued

The trinity and the nearness of God

If there is one comment I’ve heard more than any other in talking to people about their faith, it’s something … 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

Being ‘moral’ in Saudi Arabia: a crown of thorns?

By Fahad Faruqui A glittering crown on her head, Alexandria Mills stood at the center stage, in Sanya, China, celebrating … Continued

Abortion issue not going away

By Connie Mackey It was with some surprise to see Mr. Stevens-Arroyo, a self-proclaimed Catholic, upset that Archbishop (soon to … Continued

The next most important election ever

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

Voting booth is not ‘moral free zone’

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

Restoring ethics in India

By Katherine MarshallFAITH IN ACTION Delhi is buzzing these days about the construction delays and shoddy work that have put … Continued

Prop 8 ruling: nothing ‘wrong’ with being gay

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite Like many Americans, I celebrated the ruling by Federal Judge Vaughn Walker that overturned California’s Proposition … Continued

Sin, secularization and the Vatican’s PR problem

By Michele Dillon Over the past few months, following years of evidence of sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests … Continued

Child sex abuse and women’s ordination: the Vatican’s immoral equivalency

Open mouth and insert foot–again and again and again. That must be the Vatican motto under Pope Benedict XVI. How … Continued

Vatican issues new sex abuse rules; still too weak, victims say

By William Wan The long-anticipated new rules on sex abuse were issued by the Vatican this morning. In the days … Continued

Religious groups react to tough Arizona immigration law

A wide range of religious leaders are speaking out about Arizona’s new immigration law, the strictest in the nation. The … Continued

New kinds of Christianity

I believe in Jesus, and I believe in the resurrection. And the longer I believe, the more wonderful and meaningful … Continued