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Seeking a comeback, Eliot Spitzer says ‘I sinned’

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned five years ago amid a prostitution scandal, said he’s running for New … Continued

Feminism and the future of the Catholic Church

This commentary is adapted from a Berkley Center lecture delivered at Georgetown University on November 5, 2012. The unexpected election … Continued

Gay marriage opponents make their case to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Foes of same-sex marriage are warning the Supreme Court that lifting state or federal restrictions would threaten their … Continued

40 years after Roe, abortion remains legal – but restricted

WASHINGTON — Forty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion, the constitutional right many Americans take for granted is coming … Continued

Peace begins in the gay-friendly home

VINCENZO PINTO AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead an ordination mass at St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican … Continued

Obama’s contraception compromise falls flat with bishops, GOP

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s effort to accommodate the Catholic Church by altering his administration’s rule on birth control coverage has … Continued

Separation of church and state: Good for religion?

If any more evidence were required that a nation whose Constitution guarantees individual religious liberty does not need members of … Continued

Newt Gingrich’s Catholicism and his 2012 penance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to a cheering crowd during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Thursday … Continued

Who decides when medicine prolongs dying, not living?

Doctors at Gundersen Lutheran, long a pioneer in ensuring that the care provided to patients in their final months complies … Continued

The real electoral insanity is ignoring the Afghan war

Aqua Buddha. “Man up.” Obamacare. Same-sex marriage. No new taxes. Deficit spending. Ground Zero mosque. Christian nation. Or not. What’s … Continued

Atheists know more about religion than the religious

Why is anyone surprised at the findings of a new survey of American religious knowledge, released last week by the … Continued

Doing what’s right: religious liberty for Muslims

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Ultra-Orthodox Haredim threaten Israeli democracy

The Hebrew word Haredim translates as “the fearful ones”–those who tremble in awe before God. Israelis apply the term to … Continued

Pro-life feminism is the future

Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and support … Continued

Female moral superiority a dubious basis for reform

Once again, courtesy of the pedophilia crisis in the male-dominated Roman Catholic Church and the financial meltdown caused by Wall … Continued

Time to retire the damnable word “moderate”

Overuse of the essentially meaningless word “moderate” has become a blight on American political and religious discourse. I call this … Continued

Rage, Racism And American Unreason

We have entered what columnist Kathleen Parker calls “a political era of uninhibited belligerence,” that is finding expression in sermons, … Continued

Anti-Abortion Groups Condemn Tiller Murder, Assess Damage to Cause

Jacqueline L. Salmon For the anti-abortion movement, the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller could be seen as big trouble. … Continued

Christian Car Tag Controversy Heats Up

At a church meeting that included South Carolina’s lieutenant governor and attorney general, Rev. Arnold Hiette had stern words of … Continued

The Poor Ye Shall Always Have With You

There is nothing surprising about the fact that nearly 4 out of 5 low-income Americans regard their faith as a … Continued