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High holidays a juggling act of piety, politics for Jewish members of Congress

Being a Jewish member of Congress at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — the most sacred days of the Jewish … Continued

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God’s welfare dilemma

Atheism flourishes with economic satisfaction, while religion often thrives when people are undereducated and desperate.

Mitt Romney, Health Care, and Eco-Womanism

AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a rally in Abingdon, Va., on Oct. 5, 2012. … Continued

“Free stuff”? The message from Romney’s NAACP speech

NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People … Continued

Supreme Court’s health-care decision: Two Catholic cheers

JASON REED REUTERS Protesters against President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul react outside the Supreme Court in Washington June 28, … Continued

Affordable Care Act ruling promises religious fights for the forseeable future

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES Health-care law opponents and proponents gatherin front of he U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 … Continued

Bishops’ contraception objections fail their church’s own moral reasoning

When President Obama last week bowed to political reality and changed the rules on mandated contraception coverage, the White House … Continued

Bishops seek health care that’s universal

By Sister Mary Ann Walsh The health care reform discussion goes on and on and seems to be the same … Continued

American exceptionalism: useless, potentially dangerous

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Nothing is special, everything is blessed

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Vote your conscience on ALL the issues

I too believe that voting is a “serious moral obligation.” “Moral” in this sense means treating voting as an ethical … 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

You Can Have Your Communion Wafer…And Eat It, Too!

Can you be spiritual without being religious? We know the opposite is true: that you can be religious without being … Continued

Health care reform: A victory for life and human dignity

By Morna Murray and Vincent Millerpresident of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Goodprofessor, University of Dayton Americans who have … Continued

Glenn Beck is right

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

Personal (Ir)responsibility

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

Why I support universal health care

No human created in God’s image should be denied basic health care. Money is not worth more than human life … Continued

What should bishops say now?

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. The passage of the Senate health care bill by the House of … Continued

Health care for life and for all

By Bishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and Bishop John Wester For decades, the United States Catholic bishops have … Continued

Pets after the rapture: a laugh from the dark side of American faith

Gentle readers, I tried–I really, really tried–to resist the temptation to comment on the emotional torment of fundamentalists who are … Continued