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Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/27/2012

The Jesus mandate vs. Obama’s mandate

When people in need walk into a Catholic institution we serve them.  We serve our neighbor based on need, not creed.

By William E. Lori  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catholics, contraception

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Abortion-contraception arguments are really about teen sex

The arguments over abortion — and, increasingly, the fussing about contraception — are really about non-marital sex,  especially teen sex.

By Sarah S. Brown  |  05:57 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Mormons and the practice of tithing

It’s hard to pay 10% of your income and be selfish at the same time.

By Michael Otterson  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Will Egypt’s faith in politics last?

Political parties of nearly any ideology – Islamist, liberal, secular, leftist or other – have a chance to succeed, if can actually address the major concerns of the public.

By H.A. Hellyer  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 01/24/2012

What do Latino evangelical voters want?

We take “welcome the stranger and love your neighbor” seriously. That mandate extends to policy, too.

By Gabriel Salguero  |  04:18 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Time for the peace vote?

It is time for a peace industry and a Super PAC to support it.

By Michael Shank  |  12:57 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Gingrich surges and Obama sings: Politics and salvation in 2012

At times of crisis, Americans reach into a deep religious script about this country and whether it is on the right road or not.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  02:41 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Why we march for life

The young people at the annual March for Life assert the unpopular truth that women deserve better than abortion.

By Danielle Bean  |  09:02 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 PM ET, 01/22/2012

The religious case for legalized abortion

The scriptural commitment to the most marginalized means that pregnancy, childbearing, and abortion should be safe for all women.

By Debra W. Haffner  |  10:17 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Obama administration picks a fight with Catholics

“In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.”

By Patrick J. Reilly  |  09:56 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Birth control decision defends religious liberty

Religious freedom gives everyone the right to make personal decisions.

By Louise Melling  |  06:58 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Open marriage and American ideals

Newt Gingrich’s hypocrisy undermines his character, not the standard of marriage.

By John Mark Reynolds  |  04:52 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Tea party Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

Tea party Jesus, unlike Jesus of Nazareth, doesn’t take his inspiration from the Hebrew prophets.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:07 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Marine video a lesson for many

If anything good can come out of this terrible incident, it is perhaps that more people can understand that the whole should never be blamed or symbolized by the crimes of the very few.

By Hesham A. Hassaballa  |  02:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Muslim without sharia?

Newt Gingrich this week said he would only support the potential presidency of any Muslim who would “commit in public to give up sharia.” Can Muslims do that?

By Harris Zafar  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 01/18/2012

All things in moderation, including yoga?

It’s only natural that the yoga in our country would mirror our culture, but lately yoga culture has strayed from its true message.

By Pari Bradlee  |  04:16 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Amelia Rivera and medical morality

The apparent decision to deny a transplant to a young girl due to her mental disability should be a wake up call.

By Charles Camosy  |  11:42 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Searching for John 3:16?

As Tim Tebow knows, some numbers are more important than a score.

By Jim Daly  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Evangelical leaders and the Santorum endorsement: The old guard’s last stand

Forty years ago, evangelical leaders helped energize Christians towards politics. Today, they should let the movement they started flourish without their heavy hand.

By David French  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Colbert and the Super PACs: The men who stare at votes

Humor is a theological subject because it can be a way of healing divisions and cultivating the grace of self-awareness.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/16/2012

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call

As T.S. Eliot suggested, We do not inherit traditions. We work to make ourselves worthy of them.

By Eboo Patel  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. occupied the Bible

MLK was more concerned with how to get people not to be so preoccupied with creeds, and focus instead on deeds.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  12:52 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 01/13/2012

My life as a married Catholic priest

I’m honored to serve the Lord I love while being blessed with a family I love. I can’t imagine life without either--and I’m glad I don’t have to.

By R. Scott Hurd  |  12:27 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Evangelicals too sexy?

Evangelicals have been preaching about sex for 40 years. Isn’t it time to rekindle the mystery?

By Matthew Lee Anderson  |  10:16 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 01/12/2012

A biblical sexuality

The reality is that for many people, sex is a self-serving act. Jesus gave us another way.

By Mark Driscoll  |  05:20 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Is Romney Mormonism’s JFK?

For a Mormon to win the presidency in 2012--when fewer than one in fifty Americans is LDS and 17 percent of voters surveyed by CNN in October said they would not be likely to support a Mormon candidate--will take a full-on miracle.

By Jana Riess  |  04:17 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 01/12/2012

The Mormon conversation America needs

Increased exposure means short-term pain but a long-term gain in greater understanding and knowledge about the Mormon faith.

By David Campbell  |  03:57 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Mormons a ‘distinctive’ people

Mormons have sought to maintain group cohesion while fully accommodating the broader society and thus gaining all the benefits of integration.

By Patrick Mason  |  03:45 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 01/12/2012

For Mormons, this moment is personal

The church and its members see this as an opportunity to clarify our beliefs and create a more positive perception of our faith.

By Kathryn Skaggs  |  03:23 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 01/11/2012

What 2012 means to Mormons

This campaign year offers an opportunity to refine and adjust our perspective on anti-Mormonism.

By Joanna Brooks  |  09:38 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 PM ET, 01/11/2012

What do Mormons think about the ‘Mormon moment’?

Romney and Huntsman’s prominence force us to ask ourselves some hard questions about who we are and what our religious community should look like.

By Steve Evans  |  09:09 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Guantanamo: time to shut the door on ten years of shame

As a Christian pastor and as a citizen, I feel enormous grief that Guantanamo remains open

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  04:54 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Joel Osteen: Loving the sinner, not the sin

When Oprah Winfrey questioned megachurch pastor and best-selling author Joel Osteen on the topic of homosexuality, he stated that “homosexuality is a sin.

By Becky Garrison  |  02:20 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Why men need marriage

Men are like trucks: they drive straighter with a weighted load.

By Mark Driscoll  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 01/10/2012

How’s your friendship with your spouse?

Your spouse cannot be your god. She should be your friend.

By Mark Driscoll  |  10:27 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Cardinal George apologizes for comparing Gay Pride parade to KKK

Fear is a bad motivation. Building relationship is a good motivation and it can be a good next step.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Tim Tebow’s good news

The platform God has given Tebow makes him a little like John the Baptist. For Christians, Tim Tebow is good news.

By Esther Fleece  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Are GOP candidates playing the race card?

Racial prejudice is America’s original sin.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Do you need a new marriage?

The state of marriage in our country is perilous. My wife and I want to help.

By Mark Driscoll  |  10:16 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 01/08/2012

What ‘All American Muslim’ has to be thankful for

As the reality TV show airs its last episode of the season, saying thank you to those who stood up against bigotry --and to those who reminded us it still needs to be confronted.

By Jack Bemporad, James A. Kowalski, Marshall Breger and Suhail A. Khan  |  07:28 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Rick Santorum: ‘More Catholic than a conservative’?

One way of assessing a Catholic politician is to compare his policy with the church’s teachings--another it to see how he lives his faith.

By Gayle Trotter  |  07:01 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/06/2012

‘Nazis’ in Jerusalem: Let’s stop the silence

Commentary: In the ultra-orthodox communities, protests against the ’Nazi State of Israel’ are met with silence. But why? 

By William Kolbrener  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Saving good government: Obama’s recess appointments

America was founded on a moral vision of good government. It’s time to uphold that vision.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 01/04/2012

I predict Pat Robertson is wrong

The ”700 Club” host says God gave him a scoop on the 2012 election, but he won’t share it.

By Barry W. Lynn  |  03:18 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 PM ET, 01/02/2012

The angst of Iowa

“To Ron Paul, or not to Ron Paul, that is the question.” Or Rick Santorum. Or Michele Bachmann. Or Rick Perry. Or Newt Gingrich. Or, gasp, Mitt Romney.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  08:47 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 01/02/2012

A truly ‘Christian’ candidate?

If Jesus were running for president of the United States, what kind of campaign would he run?

By Martha Woodroof  |  08:23 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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