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Pope Benedict resigns: The power of letting go

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation with grace and humility. He was heeding the call of conscience and recognizing his … Continued

Paul Ryan, Joe Biden: A tale of two Catholics

The 2012 presidential campaign could bear a new subtitle: A Tale of Two Catholics. For the first time in U.S. … Continued

‘Nuns on the Bus,’ bishops out of gas

Marvin Joseph THE WASHINGTON POST Sister Simone Campbell speaking to a crowd of supporters near the U.S. Supreme Court . … Continued

Heartless capitalism a ‘deadly sin’?

Mitt Romney in an infamous photo taken during his time at Bain. There is a rough underbelly to capitalism. Newt … Continued

A Catholic candidate for evangelicals?

David Goldman AP Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at to reporters at a campaign event as … Continued

Pope Benedict goes to #OWS

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges cheers upon his arrival in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican to hold a … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI, Julian Assange, and John Galliano’s Jewish news

When Pope Benedict, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and designer John Galliano are all on the front page at the same time, … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI, Julian Assange, and John Galliano’s Jewish news

When Pope Benedict, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and designer John Galliano are all on the front page at the same time, … Continued

A Catholic DREAM Act

The time is now in Catholic America to pass the Dream Act. Many in Washington are trying to make political … Continued

Was Muhammad an Advent prophet?

Advent celebrates the scriptural words prophesizing the coming of the Lord. But should we Catholics also include the Muslim Prophet … Continued

Inquisitorial exceptionalism

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

Woman, man, transsexual

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

Disarmament Is a Pro-Life Issue

The recent and unanimous vote of the U.N. Security Council endorsing nuclear disarmament is cause for rejoicing in Catholic America. … Continued

Vatican Insiders and Outsiders

Like most large organizations, the Catholic Church experiences both insiders and outsiders. Some persons are able to use networking, personality … Continued

The Pope and Peoria

For decades now, politics in the United States has tested relevance to Middle America by asking: “How will it play … Continued

Catholics and Unions

When I was growing up, it was almost part of the catechism that Catholics backed labor unions. We were taught … Continued

Health Care as a Pro-Life Issue

“Health care is a right, not just a responsibility.” This teaching of the Catholic Church also happens to be a … Continued

Wrestling With the Theo-Con

The only thing worse than a politician posing as an intellectual may be an intellectual posing as a politician. The … Continued

Freedom from Pulpit Freedom Sunday

The Alliance Defense Fund, a tax-exempt consortium of Christian/Protestant conservative lawyers orchestrated Pulpit Freedom Sunday for this September 28th when … Continued

Only Bad Capitalists Go to Heaven

The Catholic Church teaches that only bad capitalists go to heaven. If you are a “good” capitalist who believes in … Continued