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Do Young Catholics Even Understand Their Religion?

Millennials are not leaving because the teachings of the Church are not “progressive” enough, but because they themselves do not know the true substance of their faith.

Sandy Hook: never again

The tragedy of Sandy Hook was stunning in its human face, the faces of first-graders and their teachers. In the … Continued

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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

Was Santorum running for theologian-in-chief?

Rick Santorum has ended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. This is an historic moment. Santorum’s was possibly the … Continued

‘Sharia’ in the new Middle East

ABDULLAH DOMA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Libyans hold up flags that read in Arabic, “There is no god but God” as they … Continued

Morocco: it’s complicated

The rapid-fire events in Tunisia and Egypt have caught people everywhere by surprise. That’s especially true in the neighborhood (North … Continued

South Africa’s inspiring constitution

National pride is palpable in South Africa but so are the stunning challenges that face what is in many respects … Continued

In Trinidad and Tobago, youth and faith join hands to fight homophobia

Trinidad and Tobago hardly seems a likely battleground for America’s culture wars. But recent months have seen a drama there … Continued

What the rabbi doesn’t get

By Michael L. Brown Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is not only “America’s most famous rabbi” and my frequent opponent in public … Continued

Who’s Your Nazi?

We seem to have a love affair with comparisons to Nazis and Hitler these days, at least when it comes … Continued

The gospel truth behind Beck’s inartful words

(Originally published on my blog) Fox News broadcaster Glenn Beck is famous for launching verbal grenades, and he did so … Continued

The Church and the Sex Question

Whenever I read about the latest public controversy about gays in church, military, or courthouse, I realize that very personal … Continued

Islam, Modernity and Reform

By Dr. Ali GomaaGrand Mufti of Egypt America and the West have been victims of violent extremists in the name … Continued

Time to Recognize Same-Gender Marriage

What is marriage? Is it a sacred rite or a civil right? What role, if any, should religious institutions, traditions … Continued

A More Faithful Way to Talk About Marriage

What is marriage? Is it a sacred rite or a civil right? What role, if any, should religious institutions, traditions … Continued

“Conscience Rules” Ignore Patient

By Sally Steenlandsenior policy adviser, Center for American Progress What happens when consciences collide? In the field of health care, … Continued

We Will Build our Gallows

A Baltimore mother accused of joining a cult and starving her child says she was acting on her religious beliefs. … Continued

Government Money For Religion Equals Government Favoritism Of Religion

It will hardly be news to readers of this column that I consider all government funding for faith-based community organizations … Continued

Warren’s Inclusive Invocation and Obama’s Jewish Speech

The combination of Pastor Rick Warren’s invocation and President Obama’s inaugural address set the stage for a new kind of … Continued