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Stephen Colbert roasts Bloomberg, Kissinger, even the pope at annual NYC charity dinner

NEW YORK — Not even the pope was immune Thursday night as Stephen Colbert cracked one-liners and took digs at … Continued

Catholic hospitals at odds with bishops over birth control mandate

The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all … Continued

Hillary Clinton on Twitter: A loss of faith

There were two surprising things about Hillary Clinton’s first tweet. Clinton broke her Twitter silence this week with this bio: … Continued

‘Nuns on the Bus’ will hit the road for immigration reform

NEW YORK — The “Nuns on the Bus” are revving up their engines for another national campaign, only this time … Continued

ANALYSIS: Are Catholics shifting tone or substance on gay issues?

When New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan told national news programs on Easter Sunday that Catholic leaders need to do a … Continued

Vatican intrigue is age-old part of papal politics

The Vatican appears rocked by scandalous rumors and resignations just as church leaders must gear up to replace frail Pope … Continued

Venting and vetting: The brutal side of papal politics

If you want a crash course on how papal politics really works, look no further than the saga of Scottish … Continued

Father Abraham and the Jews

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” will probably nab a few of its 12 nominated Academy Awards when the Oscars are handed out … Continued

Catholic bishops reject new contraception proposals

The nation’s Catholic bishops on Thursday (Feb. 7) rejected the Obama administration’s latest proposals to broaden accommodations for religious groups … Continued

DuBois leaving White House faith-based post

WASHINGTON — Longtime White House aide Joshua DuBois, who heads the White House office focused on the intersection of religion … Continued

Roe a matter of religious liberty

Forty years after abortion was made legal by the momentous Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, women’s access to … Continued

Obama’s use of Scripture has elements of Lincoln, King

President Obama will publicly take the oath of office with Bibles once owned by his political heroes, Abraham Lincoln and … Continued

Faith-based procrastination: Religious job bias in taxpayer-funded programs

No American should be denied a taxpayer-funded job because of what he or she believes about religion. Yet that’s exactly … Continued

Is spiritual care a reform that spans the health-care divide?

Health-care reform – just two simple words. But the simplicity of the phrase belies the fact it is an issue … Continued

Hurricane Sandy, cancer and hope for recovery

REUTERS Kirsten Fulton reacts as she shares a moment with Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, during … Continued

‘Frankenstorm’: Why climate change will not be denied in this election

GETTY IMAGES Waves crash over Winthrop Shore Drive as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on Oct. 29, 2012 in … Continued

The family man campaign

GETTY IMAGES Let us pause from one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in modern American history to contemplate an … Continued

Billy Graham faces backlash over Mormon’cult’ removal

The Rev. Samuel Wynn admired Billy Graham and his evangelistic association for decades, joining its spiritual crusades and urging fellow … Continued

Evangelicals mobilizing for Romney campaign

The Romney-Ryan ticket is the first Republican presidential campaign in history without a Protestant candidate, but this hasn’t deterred evangelicals … Continued

Jesus, moral intelligence and choosing a president

LUCAS JACKSON REUTERS Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as he debates President Obama during the second U.S. … Continued