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Navy chaplains to receive more training on sexual abuse

ST. LOUIS — Kristen Leslie began her 2003 book, “When Violence Is No Stranger,” with a verse from Psalms, a … Continued

After years of decline, Catholics see rise in number of future priests

WASHINGTON — After decades of glum trends — fewer priests, fewer parishes — the Catholic Church in the United States … Continued

Remembering the revival on the National Mall

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP Hand clapping. Foot stomping. Shouts of “Amen!” and … Continued

Robert Griffin III: The Redskins’ redeemer?

In an upcoming article for GQ magazine, Brendan Vaughan, an executive editor for magazine, and self-professed Redskins zealot, is but … Continued

Trayvon Martin: A son of America, a child of God

Rallies took place in Sanford on Feb. 5, which would have been his 18th birthday. Here, Sybrina Fulton, third from … Continued

Sin in Steubenville

The story of the Steubenville rapes is by now well known. Laurie Penny gets it right when she says that … Continued

More than Santa to the troops

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Santa Claus brings presents for U.S. soldiers during a Christmas concert at Bagram Air Base on Dec. 25, … Continued

Religious implications of N.Y. federal appeals court striking down DOMA

AP Edith Windsor, center, is interviewed at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York, on … Continued

Canada cuts all non-Christian prison chaplains

TORONTO — The Canadian government is canceling the contracts of all non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons. By next spring, Muslim, … Continued

Why my faith calls me to defend women’s reproductive rights

View Photo Gallery: The Catholic Church in particular is credited with organizing and driving the anti-abortion movement for decades, but religious … Continued

Blessed are they who mourn?

“Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” –Jesus in The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:4. Imagine, … Continued

Cardinal George, you’re wrong about Chicago Gay Pride

BRUNO DOMINGOS REUTERS Two men kiss each other during a pro-gay demonstration in front of the Nossa Senhora da Paz … Continued

Episcopal Church’s tension: tradition and change

In an Episcopal parish where I once worked, the custom was to give the Christmas plate offering to local charities. … Continued

Time to talk about sexuality in the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church’s official teaching on homosexuality distinguishes between homosexual individuals and what it calls the “homosexual condition.” The difficulty … 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

Catholic Archbishop for the Military Services USA: Don’t repeal DADT

By Archbishop Timothy Broglio In a response to a request from the Chiefs of Chaplains of the Armed Forces I … Continued

Spiritual power in war

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Witnesses, blood and spiritual complications

By Joel P. Engardiowriter, documentary filmmaker Blood transfusions and Jehovah’s Witnesses make dramatic stories. Life and death determined by religious … Continued

Religion irrelevant to one’s fitness to serve

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

Can dying be a peak experience?

Q: Does end-of-life care prolong life or does it prolong suffering? Should it be a part of health-care reform? As … Continued