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Boston, St. Louis archbishops make $100 charitable World Series wager

BOSTON — At least one cardinal is rooting for the Red Sox in the World Series. The Roman Catholic Archbishop … Continued

Latinos move towards pope, church and Democrats

Riccardo De Luca/AP — Pope Francis waves as he arrives Wednesday for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square … Continued

COMMENTARY: Immigrants Are Us

WASHINGTON — More than any other organized religion in the United States, the Catholic Church is an immigrant church that … Continued

Five reasons why women care about HHS’ contraception mandate

A woman holding a birth control pill. (Eric Gaillard — Reuters) Today, when the Department of Health and Human Services’ … 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

Religious freedom is not a ‘second-class right’

A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over 100 … Continued

The courts, birth control and phony claims of ‘religious liberty’

A woman holds a birth control pill. These tiny pills are now at the heart of an ongoing fight over … Continued

Catholics clinging to guns, not God?

A man fires his handgun along a mountain range in Buckeye, Arizona, January (Joshua Lott/Reuters ) The Boston Marathon bombing … Continued

Isolated in America

I wonder if social isolation — not extremist religion or Chechen roots — explains the two brothers who set off … Continued

A woman’s journey out of faith, family and fear

On a summer night in a Western town of flat fields and hazy sunsets, a young woman stood outside a … Continued

Quebec loses status as Canada’s most secular province

TORONTO — A new poll suggests Quebecers are no longer among the least religious residents of Canada. The reason? Quebecers … Continued

Our Latino future

Demography is political destiny in a representative democracy. As the U.S. Census Bureau forecasts, by mid-century, the nation’s Latino population … Continued

Chicago is ground zero in U.S. Muslim renaissance

CHICAGO — Religious affiliation may be on the wane in America, a recent Pew study asserts, but you wouldn’t know … Continued

Immigration reform a challenge for all Catholics

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES FEBRUARY 22 2012: New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan joins fellow volunteers distributing food at a breadline … Continued

Mission not accomplished on reforming faith-based initiatives

John Dilulio’s essay on faith-based initiatives interested me – and caused me some surprise. Let me be clear from the … Continued

Amen (again) to faith-based initiatives

You probably know that millions of low-income children receive federally-funded free and reduced-price meals in school. But do you have … Continued

Faith leaders launch gun control push

This story has been updated. Dozens of prominent faith leaders launched a push Tuesday for gun control, using the post-Newtown … Continued

Churches, synagogues press for federal rebuilding aid after Sandy

NEPONSIT, N.Y. — The cornerstone of West End Temple reads “1960,” but the interior of the synagogue in New York … Continued

Poverty rates reflect ‘serious moral failure’

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, greets Joan McAlister as she waits for free Thanksgiving … Continued

Faith-based procrastination: Religious job bias in taxpayer-funded programs

No American should be denied a taxpayer-funded job because of what he or she believes about religion. Yet that’s exactly … Continued