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For Catholics, a new kind of pro-creation

Strap on your sandals, Catholics, during this Holy Week journey into Jerusalem. Pope Francis is guiding the global church towards … Continued

Sequester: When greed becomes policy

PAUL J. RICHARDS AFP/GETTY IMAGES Thisfile photo shows a traffic sign before the Capitol Dome in Washington, DC. The question … Continued

Episcopal Church promotes the “T” in LGBT equation

Commentators at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times may decry the Episcopal Church as a place offering … Continued

The politics of Catholic opposition to birth control

The confrontation between the bishops and the White House over coverage contraception in all health plans has not ended with … Continued

Reason no guarantee of morality

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

Ending us-versus-them mentality

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

Can war or violence ever be necessary?

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

“Just war” or just more war?

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

Is

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

No just wars, only futile or necessary wars

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

We need a different measure of strength

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

No just war

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

The ingredients of just war

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

War can be just but never holy

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

Religious abuses of just wars and holy wars

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

A just war has nothing to do with its holiness, or otherwise

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

More war to end war is not just war

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

Can Sex Bring Us Closer to God?

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

A Woman’s Life is a Human Life

I’m old enough to remember when abortion was illegal. Young women would disappear from my college and never come back, … Continued

My Rock

“The Eternal is my light and my help; whom should I fear?” So begins the Psalmist, in Number 27, “making … Continued