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Does the Catholic Church really respect women, or the men who support them?

March 31, 2013Pope Francis arrives to lead an open-air Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis … Continued

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Pope Francis and gays: A misinterpretation or a hint of the future?

Francis’ “Who am I to judge” opens a whole new set of questions – and answers – for the Church.

It’s pro-life to care for the poor. It’s also patriotic.

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns on … Continued

For most Americans, gay equality trumps religious objections

Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … Continued

Eric Holder rejects ‘stand your ground.’ Does the Bible?

Jacob Langston/ Orlando Sentinel Attorney General Eric Holder is speaking out against ‘stand your ground’ laws, which exist in 30 … Continued

Ryan Anderson’s uphill fight to change young minds on gay marriage

Ryan Anderson has planted himself on arguably the most unpopular stance for his generation: opposing gay marriage. At 31, Anderson … Continued

Death penalty grows rarer in U.S.

WASHINGTON — Though the number of death-row inmates executed in 2012 remained unchanged from 2011 at 43, death penalty opponents … Continued

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Sandy Hook funerals: 4 ways to respond

Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post Wally Dawall of Gaithersburg, Md., right, and Ray Schlegel of College Park, Md., pay … Continued

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Death of the Christian Right? Not so fast.

The 2012 elections raise questions for the Christian Right, but are far from a fundamental shift in the electorate.

Old-fashioned nuns say the past is key to the future

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — The light, clear tones of young women’s voices filled the chapel, their chanted prayers drifting across the … Continued