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‘They deserve a vote’: Call and response in Obama’s State of the Union

Andrew Harrer BLOOMBERG Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, second left, and husband Mark Kelly, retired space shuttle commander, listen to U.S. … Continued

Our leaders in Washington must protect the needy among us

AP The U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen at dawn on Dec. 12, 2012. Our leaders in Washington and the … Continued

In debate, opposing positions came down to one word: Responsibility

The question is: Does the God vote matter?  Mitt Romney’s advisers seem to think so. President Obama’s do not. For … Continued

Taking America Back to Greatness

Bonnie Jo Mount WASHINGTON POST Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on August 30 … Continued

Christians push for new immigration process as they support deferred status

AP Felipe Sousa Matos, of Brazil, holds his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) papers during a news conference in … Continued

Ryan’s Budget Approach Challenges Bishops, at Odds with Catholics

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wave as Ryan is … Continued

Would Gingrich be a Catholic president?

Andrew Burton GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (L) speaks at the Heartland … Continued

MLK memorial ‘holy ground’ for many

Nikki Kahn THE WASHINGTON POST The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is shown in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 16, … Continued

Is there a Catholic approach to the debt ceiling debate?

Charles Dharapak AP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, stands with, from left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of … Continued

Is the budget a moral document?

Darren McCollester GETTY IMAGES CONCORD, NH – APRIL 15: Linda Dupere holds a sign at a Tea Party tax day … Continued

King’s hearings: barking up the wrong tree

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

2010 electoral results bad news for secular Americans

It is undeniable that the economy dominated campaign 2010 and that cultural issues at the nexus of religion and politics … Continued

Glenn Beck and the faithful are attacking faith

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Catholic Charities: burning down bureaucracy?

The fire department that parked their engines alongside a burning house in Tennessee should teach us a lesson. A town … Continued

Tea Party reactionary; on the wrong side of history

What is the Tea Party? Is it “a recession-era version of the religious right? ” Is it something else? And … Continued

Would you like some values with that tea?

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell this weekend attended the annual conservative Values Voters summit in Washington, DC. There, she … Continued

Is Glenn Beck preaching Mormon ‘restoration’ theology?

“Does God speak through Glenn Beck?” While secularists at MSNBC smirk and some on the “permanent left” deride this question, … Continued

The Reproductive Right

The most nausea-inducing and (unintentionally) comic quote of the mid-term campaign so far comes from Carly Fiorina, the ousted CEO … Continued

What’s really immoral: slave wages paid to illegal immigrants

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Serve the poor, but don’t surrender to them

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued