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COMMENTARY: The reckless right-wing war on America

It is tragic to watch contemptuous right-wingers declaring war on America. With little heed for consequences on either actual people … Continued

Princeton Seminary and yeshiva shouldn’t get state funds, suit says

TRENTON, N.J. — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and Americans United for Separation of Church and State … Continued

Military atheists get ready to ‘rock beyond belief’

After more than a year of planning, atheists in the military will stage a public festival and rock concert celebrating … Continued

Obama vs. Catholics: Walking the contraception tightrope

            The Obama health care plan’s showdown with Catholic institutions belongs in what my husband calls the “too hard file.” … Continued

Atheist group’s frivolous lawsuit aims to bar ‘cross’ from 9/11 museum

CHIP EAST REUTERS The World Trade Center Cross, made of intersecting steel beams found in the rubble of buildings destroyed … Continued

Catholic beliefs shouldn’t be imposed on non-Catholics

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Having the right vs. the right thing to do

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

The rich benefit from society and should give back

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Fourth of July Honor Roll: Champions of American Secularism

The founders were not atheists.

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

New quarter-million-dollar city contract for D.C. Catholic archdiocese

By Michelle Boorstein Time is almost up for the Washington Catholic Archdiocese to figure out how the church will balance … Continued

White House hosts secular leaders today

By Michelle Boorstein Secular Americans took heart when President Obama gave them a shout-out – believed to be a first … Continued

Status report: 10 years of faith-based initiatives

By Michelle Boorstein It’s been about a decade since the White House started inviting faith-based groups to bid for government … Continued

Obama’s faith-based initiative still on shaky First Amendment ground

In a widely publicized speech in July 2008, candidate Barack Obama pledged that “if you get a federal grant, you … Continued

Catholic health care: let the patient beware

My mother is 89, with a sharp mind but a body that is failing her in ways too numerous to … Continued

Evangelical advance in Haiti?

The greatest tragedy for Haiti’s Catholics may not be the destruction of the cathedral and dozens of churches, schools and … Continued

The Catholic Church’s religious blackmail of secular government

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

From Prophetic to Pathetic: Handouts from Cesar

Q: Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era … Continued

Religious Hiring Issue

By Michelle Boorstein One subject is proving too hot to handle for the small groups starting to meet as part … Continued

Welcome to ‘God in Government’

By Dan LeDucPost religion editor What is the relationship between God and government? President Obama’s new faith-based effort is a … Continued