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Judge in N.J. same-sex marriage case has deep Catholic roots

BAYONNE, N.J. — — The judge who declared same-sex marriage legal in New Jersey was raised a Catholic in Bayonne, … Continued

America must be better than Guantanamo

A Guantanamo detainee’s feet are shown in this April 27, 2010 file photo. (POOL/REUTERS ) Diane Randall is the executive … Continued

HHS mandate shouldn’t require leaving faith, values at home

AP A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over … Continued

N.T. Wright asks: Have we gotten heaven all wrong?

The oft-cliched Christian notion of heaven — a blissful realm of harp-strumming angels — has remained a fixture of the … Continued

Keep doctors practicing medicine

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

New York is experiencing a faith revival

The proposed mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero is in the news again. Word is that differences between the … 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

A Message to Millennial Muslims

By Arsalan IftikharLawyer, News Commentator, and Contributor to Needless to say, there is no doubt that September 11, 2001 … Continued

Public charter schools culturally divisive, academically dubious

A federal district court judge in Idaho dealt a significant blow to the religious right last week by ruling that … Continued

Should CBS be the arbiter?

Q: The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is sponsoring a pro-life ad, featuring football star Tim Tebow, during … Continued

Unveiling anonymous comments

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Columnists and bloggers toil to put words and thoughts in good order. We … Continued

Save Daniel Hauser

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Colleen Hauser’s 13-year-old son Daniel drew a lucky card from the cancer deck. … Continued

Will Work for Meaning

As graduation season looms and I think about giving commencement speeches, I am struck by how the combination of the … Continued

“Choose Your Own” Commemoration

Today’s guest blogger is Becca Hartman, a Research Associate at the Interfaith Youth Core. Becca originally joined the IFYC as … Continued

De-Militarizing Young Israelis and Palestinians

Today’s guest blogger is David Ellis, a Development Associate at the Interfaith Youth Core. David graduated in June of 2008 … Continued

It’s the Morality, Sinner

Everyone has heard the famous phrase, attributed to James Carville, which supposedly won the presidential election of 1992 for Bill … Continued

Den of Thieves

“Then Jesus entered the Temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the Temple, and he overturned … Continued

Faith Doesn’t Just Tell, it Shows

Faith is a central tenant in the lives of many people, including many of the the candidates we see running … Continued

Irresponsible Lust, Responsible Sex

We get bored and our minds wander. Wandering minds are seldom exposed and shamed. Certainly, no scandal. How otherwise it … Continued

Not Only in America

It’s not only in America. We get our sex scandals in the UK, from Mark Oaten as Liberal Democrat leader … Continued