Moral Responsibility

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Debris is seen on the floor of Im Al-Zinar church that was damaged during clashes between Syrian Rebels and the Syrian Regime in Bustan al Diwan, Homs
On war, Pope Francis says, ‘never again’

Pope Francis’ tweet foreshadows what we can expect in regards to just war – or just peace – during his Papacy.

The ethics of a Syrian military intervention: The experts respond

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration readies for a probable military strike against Syria, Religion News Service asked a panel of … Continued

Questioning the Abortion Worldview

How can scholars agree on the science surrounding abortion but not its moral responsibility?

Making black history for gay rights

Manuel Balce Ceneta AP In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the … Continued

Renowned journalist throws the book at Scientology

After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for his expose of al-Qaida, journalist Lawrence Wright turned his eye toward another … 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

Jewish and Christian groups at impasse over U.S. aid to Israel

WASHINGTON — An established interfaith group is in danger of disintegrating as major American Jewish groups and prominent mainline Protestant … Continued

“Free stuff”? The message from Romney’s NAACP speech

NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People … Continued

A tax day Bible lesson

Daniel Acker Bloomberg Is paying your taxes a religious duty? Jesus’ famous line on paying taxes is “Render to Caesar … Continued

U.S. bishops should focus on economy

Ted S. Warren From left, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, of Louisville, KY, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic … Continued

Tackling the Penn State-Paterno situation: Video Q&A recap

Did Penn State coaching legend Joe Paterno drop the ball in the way he responded to allegations of possible child … Continued

Why do we love zombies?

John Minchillo AP Protesters from Occupy Wall Street march through New York’s financial district dressed as “corporate zombies” Monday, Oct. … Continued

Beating children in the name of God

If you don’t know the names, Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz, Lydia Schatz, or Michael Pearl’s book, To Train Up A … Continued

Boehner: We have a ‘moral responsibility’ to deal with debt, ‘start praying’

By Elizabeth TenetyHouse Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks at the National Religious Broadcasters convention Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in Nashville. … Continued

Exceptionalism can degenerate into superiority

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Going where no pope has gone before

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

Did the pope approve condom use?

By Elizabeth Tenety A leaked excerpt from Pope Benedict XVI’s book-length interview with journalist Peter Seewald in which the pope … Continued

Voting as an act of radical love

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

“Shame on you”: religious leaders denounce biogotry against Muslims

The Islamic Society of North America convened a group of American religious leaders, Jewish, Christian and Muslim, at the National … Continued

Don’t patronize religious freedom

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued