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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

St. Louis Catholics react to native son Bishop Finn’s conviction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — He didn’t mention Bishop Robert Finn, shepherd of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. On Thursday, … Continued

Is homeless crackdown a sign of compassion fatigue?

A growing number of cities across the United States are making it harder to be homeless. Philadelphia recently banned outdoor … Continued

A Catholic candidate for evangelicals?

David Goldman AP Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at to reporters at a campaign event as … Continued

A verdict on faith-based partnerships under Obama and Bush

“Obama stimulus pours millions into faith-based groups,” read the title of a December 3, 2010, Politico article. It reported that … Continued

Taxes shouldn’t be used to infringe on employment rights

If a church or other religious organization receives government funding to provide a secular social service, it should not discriminate … Continued

Keeping faith with faith-based initiative

By Melissa Rogersmember, Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships People interested in the church-state aspects of government partnerships with … Continued

Second ex-Catholic Charities officer criticizing health-care cut

By William Wan Capping off a week of controversy at Catholic Charities, a second high-ranking former executive sent a statement … Continued

Obama, Christ and Muhammad

Q: In the Weekly Standard, University of Virginia professor James. W. Ceaser argues that President Obama’s approval ratings are suffering, … Continued

The Catholic Church’s religious blackmail of secular government

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued