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Boston College, ACLU clash over condom giveaway

An effort by Boston College administrators to shut down a student-run program to distribute condoms and provide information on safe … Continued

Going public with faith

When the suicide bomb exploded as worshippers left New Year’s mass at a Coptic church in Alexandria, 21 people died … Continued

What motivated Portland ‘Christmas tree bomber’?

So what should we make of Mohamed Osman Mohamud, who spoke brightly of committing mass murder at a Christmas tree … Continued

Kennedy on church and state: a speech no candidate would make today

Last Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of presidential candidate John F. Kennedy’s speech on the separation of church and state … Continued

The Scarlet Letter For Politicians

Why do so many American politicians — from Bill Clinton to Mark Sanford — use religious language when they make … Continued

The Private Affair of Mark Sanford

JUST LAW AND RELIGION by Michael Kessler “I’ve let down a lot of people, that’s the bottom line,” declared South … Continued

Pope’s Delayed Message on Greed

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. A new encyclical on Catholic social teaching will soon be released as … Continued

Simply Look Around. Evil Does Exist

When people say that they don’t believe that Satan exists, perhaps it is because they don’t read the papers, don’t … Continued

A Common Word for Christians, Muslims

A dark and dangerous storm of Christian-Muslim tensions is menacing the world in which we live. Not since the days … Continued

Pope Looked Outward, but Not Inward

The Question: In his speech to U.S. bishops last week, Pope Benedict XVI said: “Any tendency to treat religion as … Continued