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COMMENTARY: From numbness to action: Ending world hunger

RNS () — My child ate today. Breakfast was pancakes and sausage. Walking to school I said, “If you don’t … Continued

Unions as a means of protecting human dignity is echoed in Jewish law

GETTY IMAGES Union members hold a sit-in in the rotunda of the Michigan State Capitol to protest a vote on … Continued

Voters exercise their liberty of conscience at the polls

AP Partygoers react as balloons fall at an Election Night party in Baltimore on Nov. 6, 2012, after voters passed … Continued

12 myths about Mormonism that persist despite the’Mormon moment’

SALT LAKE CITY — As Americans cast their ballots and the clock ticks toward midnight in Mitt Romney’s quest for … Continued

Election Day Communion aims to heal the partisan breach

Come to me, all ye who are weary of negative political ads and burdened by the wounds of a brutal … Continued

Bringing Dharma, Seva, Shakti and Yoga at the Political forefront

As I watched the vice presidential debate last week I saw how comfortable we, as a nation, are about religion … Continued

Nuns push back on Vatican report, calling it unsubstantiated and scandal-causing

JIM WATSON AFP/GETTY IMAGES A building in Silver Spring, Maryland, April 23, 2012, which houses the office for the Leadership … Continued

Churches tread lightly on politics in 2012 election

With the 2012 election less than six months away, congregations are getting the message that Americans want religion out of … Continued

‘A nation of Osteens and Obamas’

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST Evangelist Joel Osteen brings his revival show to Nationals Park on April, 29, 2012 in Washington, … Continued

Eds: Resending for all those still needing. A photo of Jonathan Merritt is available via

Three decades ago, the evangelical faithful was galvanized by public debates over abortion, the size of the federal government, the … Continued

A new way of being Christian

Three decades ago, the evangelical faithful was galvanized by public debates over abortion, the size of the federal government, the … Continued

Faithful Citizenship in 2012 

The American bishops’ landmark 2007 instruction to Catholics about politics will be not be changed, but will be re-issued in … Continued

Is there a Catholic approach to the debt ceiling debate?

Charles Dharapak AP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, stands with, from left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of … Continued

Does nuclear power usurp the power of God?

The world is responding to the horrible devastation from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan with compassion and offers of … Continued

Mormons speak for the faith

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … 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

Voting for the Sermon on the Mount

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

Of bully pulpits and bully bishops

Like a lot of Catholics, I bristle when Hollywood films present bishops as fat men given over to power. I … Continued

Pulpit fiction

By David Waters Dozens of defiant Christian ministers across the country defied IRS warnings and turned their sermons into partisan … Continued

Onward Christian voters?

By David Waters Here we go again: Another national election, another chance to divide the wheat from the chaff, the … Continued