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Lacking recognition, Italy’s Muslims face an uncertain future

ROME — Steps from the immense colonnade of St. Peter’s Square, Sarwar Jahan stood next to his souvenir stand. A … Continued

Tax or fee? Pastors push back against city’s ‘annual registration fee’

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — After the city’s director of emergency services delivered an opening prayer, the City Council took … Continued

JPMorgan and the problem of hubris

TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP/GETTY IMAGES People walk past the JP Morgan Chase Building on Park Avenue May 15, 2012 in … Continued

Is the church corrupt?

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES Cardinals and Bishops attend John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May … Continued

A vision for a secular America

The Reason Rally is necessary because secular Americans want to restore the values of our nation’s founders. As one of … Continued

The credentialed and religious hospitals

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

A Catholic DREAM Act

The time is now in Catholic America to pass the Dream Act. Many in Washington are trying to make political … Continued

Rich deserve equal treatment under the law

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Choosing the right operating system for your plans

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

We are the Tea Party

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

Public charter schools culturally divisive, academically dubious

A federal district court judge in Idaho dealt a significant blow to the religious right last week by ruling that … Continued

Prayer is good policy

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

American atheists irreligiously united, politically divided

In the United States, largely as a result of the relatively recent, post-1980 alliance between the political and religious right, … Continued

The religious neutrality of Justice John Paul Stevens

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler Justice John Paul Stevens has announced his intention to retire this summer, ending the … Continued

Time to retire the damnable word “moderate”

Overuse of the essentially meaningless word “moderate” has become a blight on American political and religious discourse. I call this … Continued

Why is Senate hiding from Hyde?

By Sister Mary Ann WalshDirector of Media Relations, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops The thousands of pages in the health … Continued

Catholic health care: let the patient beware

My mother is 89, with a sharp mind but a body that is failing her in ways too numerous to … Continued

Obama Courageously Misses the Point

What did you think of President Obama’s commencement speech Sunday at Notre Dame? How will the Notre Dame controversy change … Continued

Taxes and Values

By Valerie Elverton Dixonteacher, founder of Taxes taxes everywhere and deficit spending as far as the eye can see. … Continued

Love Your Neighbor and Don’t Tax Him

Moral men have a duty to help their neighbors, but nobody has the right to force other people to help. … Continued