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Francis, the peace pope

Francis’ anti-war rhetoric is quickly earning him a unique place in papal history.

Pope Francis pleads for peace in Syria while prominent Catholic lawmakers support military action

Despite the pope’s plea to put down arms, many Catholic politicians are making a different argument about morality of warfare, particularly around the obligation to use force, when necessary, to protect innocent life.

The ‘war on women’ meets social media

STR EPA An Indian woman holds a placard during a prayer meeting in memory of a gang-rape victim in New … Continued

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya, and the Challenge of Faith

AP In this photo taken on Sept. 8, 2012, Muslims gather during a visit by a delegation of American diplomats … Continued

The National Prayer Breakfast: Live coverage

9:45 a.m. Between keynote speaker Eric Metaxas’ jibes and having a counter-protest-breakfast around the corner, it seems appropriate that the … Continued

Religion at the GOP debate

ABC News hosted a halting debate Saturday night at St. Anselm College. It was followed by a far better “Meet … Continued

Rick Santorum: ‘More Catholic than a conservative’?

View Photo Gallery: Scenes of religious faith meeting politics in the 2012 campaign. What does it mean to be a Catholic … Continued

Rep. Pelosi, conscience is more than a ‘thing’

MANDEL NGAN AFP/GETTY IMAGES House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, speaks during her weekly briefing November 17, 2011 in the … Continued

Does Pope Benedict support Occupy Wall Street?

Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Oct. 23, … Continued

A ‘Satan Sandwich’ with ‘Satan Fries’ on the side

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) declared the new deal raising the national debt ceiling and cutting federal spending to be a … Continued

Debt talks, the budget and the problem of ‘What would Jesus do?’

Alex Wong VIA BLOOMBERG U.S. President Barack Obama, second right, meets with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from … Continued

Did Obama’s visit heal Gabrielle Giffords?

Shortly after President Barack Obama visited wounded Arizona Rep. Gabriella Giffords in the hospital and prayed for her, “she opened … Continued

Boehner, Pelosi and the split in Catholic America

By Elizabeth Tenety Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) hands the speaker’s gavel to incoming House Speaker John Boehner … Continued

Charlie Rangel’s Deadly Sin

When the last Puritans unlocked a local miscreant from the town stocks for a final time, my guess is they … Continued

Glenn Beck, gay marriage advocate?

Is Glenn Beck a gay marriage advocate? Beck, a convert to Mormonism, weighed in on the Proposition 8 ruling on … Continued

Stupak, Casey, Pelosi: The all-Catholic winning team

The historic vote that made health-care reform into law ends a three-decades’ old anti-abortion strategy. The ground has shifted from … Continued

Tebow and other pro-life football giants

By David Waters Quarterback Tim Tebow, who will star in a controversial pro-life TV commercial during the Super Bowl, isn’t … Continued

Religion lobby pushes legislation, not reconciliation

By David Waters After a brief holiday recess, the Religion Lobby is gearing up to support or oppose health insurance … Continued

Catholic bishops too powerful?

By Jon O’BrienPresident, Catholics for Choice It’s rarely a pretty sight when the internal workings of the political process in … Continued

Discussing politics and religion at the dinner table

Several years ago we had a screening and dinner party for C.C. Goldwater, the granddaughter of Barry. She had just … Continued