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The pope’s unfinished business: Outreach to traditionalist SSPX

VATICAN CITY — On his first day on the job, Pope Benedict XVI’s successor will find a long to-do list … Continued

Mr. President: Send Bill Clinton as Mideast peace envoy

AP Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City on Nov. 18, 2012. As Israelis and Palestinians continue … Continued

Grandiose claims about God poison the common good

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Poor memory? Hard to say. I’m just glad I don’t remember details of my college road trips … Continued

Rep. King using Nixon’s playbook: create the enemies you need

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

The disappearing abortion issue

The command by Cardinal-elect and Archbishop Burke that Catholics vote Tea-publican in 2010 was remarkable only in that it was … Continued

George Washington: moral prophet for America

By Peter A. Lillback When George Washington stepped on the American stage, he became its indispensable leader. From the first … Continued

Young Muslim voices: Who is at the helm?

By Anas CanonArtistic director and executive producer, Remarkable Current I have found that the lens that is used by those … Continued

End the hypocrisy that words don’t matter

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

Tell and don’t ask

Q: Top U.S. defense officials say they will repeal the decades-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which requires gay soldiers … 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

Hispanic Evangelicals Rising

Much has been said about the rise of Hispanic Evangelicals in U.S. public life in the last decade. The question … Continued

People Don’t Lose Faith, They Shift It

In fundamentalist circles recently, the decline in church attendance has spread alarm. Right-wing Christians have spent their political capital, and … Continued

Holocaust Deniers, as Enemies of Public Fact, are Enemies of Truth

Is it better to challenge or ignore Holocaust deniers such as Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson and Iranian President Mahmoud Amadenijad? … Continued

Hispanic Evangelicals See Major Flaw in Each Candidate

As members of the fast-growing brown evangelical community, we find ourselves between the proverbial rock and the hard place. Surely, … Continued

Right or Rite, Civil Discussion in Order

For almost 2,000 years, Christianity has considered any sexual activity outside of a marriage between a man and a woman … Continued

Free Speech and Muslims in Europe

The film “Fitna,” released on the internet last week by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilder, is the latest attempt by a … Continued