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The new American Jewish secularism

Halloween was originally a Christian holiday, All Hallows’ Eve. Purim, the raucous Jewish feast that we celebrate this week [Feb. … Continued

The new (old) Catholic Church

On the Feast of the Holy Family, I went to Mass in my hometown’s Cathedral in Colorado Springs – a … Continued

Vatican wants to revive church’s role in fighting the Mafia

VATICAN CITY — Vatican officials traveled this week to the island of Sicily, the heartland of the Mafia, to promote … Continued

Lent in a time of a Catholic culture war

It seems like Ash Wednesday came early this year; I feel like I have been swallowing ash for weeks, anyway. … Continued

Catholic schools need men

By Mark Judgeauthor The Catholic schools of Washington should hire me — because I’m a man. When I started substitute … Continued

A prince, not a theologian

Speaking before the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, Prince Charles of England declared that “the Islamic world is the custodian … Continued

The wonder of religion

By Sam Keen author, editor Religion is under attack by a new breed of militant atheists such as Christopher Hitchens, … Continued

Benedict the Radical

UNORTHODOXY By Patrick J. Deneen Recent commentary on Pope Benedict XVI’s invitation to Anglicans to enter the Catholic fold has … Continued

State Neutrality vs. State Hostility

President Obama recently criticized a French law that prohibits Muslim girls and women from wearing body- and face-covering garments in … Continued

You Cannot Force People to Believe

How would you respond to radical Muslim clerics in northwest Pakistan — now under Islamic law — who are calling … Continued