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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 05/01/2011

Is abortion always wrong?

Does Virginia’s governor believe religious beliefs trump the exigent needs of children? And that somehow preventing the adoption of children by gay couples is keeping the faith?

By Martha Woodroof  |  09:22 AM ET, 05/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/30/2011

Pope John Paul II: Fearless in hope and love

John Paul strode onto the church’s stage announcing a virile, muscular Catholicism.

By Fr. John Zuhlsdorf  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Why a liberal Catholic likes Blessed John Paul II

I am what you might call a “liberal” Catholic. I am also a fan of Blessed John Paul II.

By Fr. James Martin S.J.  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Pope John Paul II’s beatification: ‘Be not afraid’ a lasting legacy

Recently, I have lived the consequence of John Paul’s teaching that “the most serious pastoral problem in today’s growing secularism is the separation of faith from moral life.”

By Doug Kmiec  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Pope John Paul’s impact on millenials

Pope John Paul II served as a ‘spiritual grandfather’ to our generation.

By Thomas Peters  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Pope John Paul II: social teaching reinvigorated the faith

John Paul II catapulted Catholic social teachings into the 21st century and reinvigorated them in his own theological reflections.

By Stephen F. Schneck  |  01:53 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Pope John Paul II, the man: six years after his death, seeing shades of gray

Saintliness is not a black and white issue.

By Bill McGarvey  |  01:24 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Our own royal wedding

If Kate and William are so blessed, they will be richly crowned indeed.

By Robert Morrison  |  05:25 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Humanist holy writ or hubris?

By Becky Garrison  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Lady Gaga: ‘Judas’ provokes with postmodern virtues

So what if she’s a Catholic schoolgirl who’s trying to work some things out? That’s what artists do.

By Tim Suttle  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Debates about Muslim women alter their lives

Must Muslim women in France “dress French?” Should Turkish women bare themselves for the sake of state?

By Merve Islam  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Why we fasted

A budget discussion at the kitchen table or in the halls of Congress is all about choices. And these are choices that expose our deepest held values.

By David Beckmann, Ambassador Tony Hall, Ritu Sharma and Jim Wallis  |  04:47 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Do atheists need a bible?

VIDEO: Why would an atheist write a new version of ‘the good book’?

By AC Grayling  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 04/23/2011

Easter Sunday: It’s not about the bunnies

Everything changes on Easter.

By Fr. James Martin S.J.  |  08:25 PM ET, 04/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Muslims gain freedom in Middle East, lose it in Europe

In France, the niqab is erroneously seen as a manifestation of oppression

By Fahad Faruqui  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/22/2011

What is Good Friday?

Good Friday, the most solemn day in the Christian calendar, sees a wealth of rituals.

By James Martin SJ  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday: What’s a Triduum?

By the end of the Triduum, priests, pastors, ministers and pastoral associates as well as devout Christians can be forgiven for being not only joyful, but…tired!

By James Martin SJ  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/20/2011

What are your kids learning this Passover?

If we do not want religion to go the way of the dinosaurs, we have to stop teaching simplistic theology to our children.

By Rabbi Jamie Korngold  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Letter from Israel: telling stories on Passover

On this holy day, the transcendental is brought down to earth.

By William Kolbrener  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Can anyone know for sure that Jesus rose from the dead?

Did Jesus really rise or is the Easter story a beautiful myth?

By Michael Leach  |  04:08 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Holocaust remembrance in the age of genocide

Holocaust remembrance cannot be allowed to devolve into an intellectual or spiritual abstraction.

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft  |  09:00 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Revolution, counter-revolution and new wave of radicalism in Egypt

By Ali Gomaa and Ali Gomaa is the Grand Mufti of Egypt  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Can we really blame religion for discrimination against women?

Religion gets blamed for gender discrimination, xenophobia, militarism, the inability to find a parking space when it’s raining, halitosis and the Red Sox 2011 April record.

By Amy-Jill Levine  |  09:22 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 04/15/2011

What do Baha’is believe about gender?

Baha’is believe gender equality must be manifested as a social reality.

By Gleibys L. Buchanan  |  07:33 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/15/2011

An ancient Passover for a modern generation

The Jewish nation was born on Passover in a classic confrontation between good and evil.

By Shmuley Boteach  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 04/11/2011

How will religion’s growth in China impact its relations with the West?

Official Chinese surveys show that nearly one in three Chinese describe themselves as religious. This is not where they were 30 years ago.

By Tony Blair  |  10:52 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/08/2011

How I tried to dissuade Terry Jones

I ask Terry Jones again: Will you go to Afghanistan and look a widow in the eye and explain your compulsion to pull off a publicity stunt?

By Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, Chief Executive Officer/Secretary General and World Evangelical Alliance  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Atheists vs. Catholicism

What will happen when the Catholic Church and its atheist counterparts debate?

By Charles C. Camosy  |  02:12 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Is Terry Jones’ Dove World Outreach Center a cult?

Former members of the Dove World Outreach church have decried Terry Jones’ demands that members swear allegiance to him, cut ties to nonmember family, restrict diet and stop outside work.

By Lauve Steenhuisen  |  08:37 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/05/2011

God doesn’t call us to be normal

What breaks your heart? Disturbs you? Frustrates you? Infuriates you? What one thing can stir passion within you more than anything else

By Craig Groeschel  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/03/2011

Hope springs eternal

How are you with hope these days?

By Martha Woodroof  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 PM ET, 04/02/2011

How is religion informing Libyan rebels?

In much of the press at the moment, there is, if we might be frank, a fear of what Islam might mean in Libya.

By H.A. Hellyer  |  11:08 PM ET, 04/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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