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Comic Jim Gaffigan: the answer to the Catholic Church’s new outreach?

Is Jim Gaffigan technically employed by the Catholic Church? The thought occurred to me in a week during which I … Continued

Is comic Jim Gaffigan the Catholic Church’s newest evangelizer?

Is Jim Gaffigan technically employed by the Catholic Church? The thought occurred to me in a week during which I … 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

Nun’s Vatican-condemned book on sexuality shoots up bestseller list

Courtesy Yale Divinity School Margaret Farley . Wow, that’s some powerful PR. Twenty-four hours ago news broke that the Vatican … Continued

Vatican censors nun’s book on sexual ethics, and some see a bid to muzzle women’s voices

VATICAN CITY — A long-simmering conflict between the Vatican and American nuns erupted again on Monday (June 4) when the … Continued

The moral injuries of war

By Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini Every day brings us new stories of soldiers affected by Post Traumatic Stress … Continued

Book burning: a terrible freedom

By Gustav Niebuhr How many people remember the photographs of British men in Bradford, England, burning a copy of Salman … Continued

Land of the free, home of the mosque near Ground Zero

A mosque near ground zero? The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque … 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

A refreshing alternative to the hook-up culture

My religion, Catholicism, often is portrayed as a stumbling block to healthy attitudes about sex, and the clergy abuse scandal … Continued

The Catholic Church must confess

By Chris MatthewsMSNBC (Remarks delivered on the air Wednesday evening.) Let me finish tonight with the thoughts of a layman … Continued

Heaven is wherever God’s will is done

What is your vision of heaven? What images from scripture, tradition or your own personal experience describe it best? My … Continued

Evangelicals for immigration reform

Like tens of thousands of other Americans, I’ll be in Washington D.C. this Sunday in the March for America rally … Continued

Atheism and the silly goodness competition

The objection most frequently raised by defenders of faith to atheism and atheists is that there can be no morality … Continued

No just wars, only futile or necessary wars

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

Europe’s Misunderstood Muslims

By Mohamed Younissenior analyst for the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies This month the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies released … Continued

Combatant For Peace

By Valerie Elverton DixonSeminary Professor, Writer Frailty, vulnerability and powerless are facts of the human condition. We look at the … Continued

Let Muslim Leaders Speak First

Hamas leaders claim that their understanding of Islam makes Israel’s survival a theological and moral impossibility. What’s your response to … Continued

Secular States and Muslim Societies

It seems to be commonly assumed that “secular” simply means the opposite of ‘religious’, and vice versa – whatever that … Continued

The Government Should Leave Women Alone

There is no way the court should overturn Roe v. Wade. Senator John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin say that … Continued