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A Catholic game of chicken

We are all familiar with the game of “chicken” where two vehicles hurtle towards each other and the driver who … Continued

For Congress, time for ‘Arrogance Anonymous’?

I’d like to suggest the formation of a new 12 Step program for certain members of Congress: Arrogance Anonymous. My … Continued

When a “Christian America” Meant Something Else

John American evangelicals, who have long understood the United States as a thoroughly Christian nation, once interpreted the consequences … Continued

Organized religion is big business

By Martha Woodroof The Washington National Cathedral, photographed by Jonathan Newton– The Washington Post It’s the economy, stupid . . … Continued

Decent mourning

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Voting not religious but results shape moral values

I have never thought of voting being a religious act. To be religious, there is an implication that any given … Continued

Faith, economy and elections

In recent debates between tea party-endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. Calling … 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

Catholics must fight sin of ignorance

The “culture of willful ignorance” in all its popular manifestations is a current and present danger to social morality. The … Continued

The rise and fall of corporate religion

By Grady E. Meansauthor As a management consultant, former White House Staff member, religious writer, and “cradle Catholic,” I find … Continued

God bless Glenn Beck, our national fool

Glenn Beck is a fool. I do not mean by this that Mr. Beck is an idiot — he is … Continued

Obama, Christ and Muhammad

Q: In the Weekly Standard, University of Virginia professor James. W. Ceaser argues that President Obama’s approval ratings are suffering, … Continued

It’s Not Only Moral To Help Your Neighbor, It’s Smart

This is a great question, at a time when we are hearing a constant drumbeat (mainly, though not exclusively, from … Continued

Can Palin Broaden Base for 2012?

It’s not that I assume that Barack Obama is going to be the next president of the United States (in … Continued

Trust the Lord, not Things

Like the knowledge that you will be hanged in the morning, bad economic times concentrate the mind wonderfully, but with … Continued

Clinton, Obama, McCain: Human Beings, Not Moral Paragons

I cannot imagine any political process less suited to finding out whether a candidate is either honest or trustworthy than … Continued

Oprah and her New Earth

I love Oprah–she’s beautiful and powerful, frank and human. She laughs and cries and cares about beauty and politics and … Continued

Huckabee’s Next Religion Test

Now I esteem Chuck Norris and three-chord Rock as much as the next guy, but I am still a tad … Continued

The Biggest (Republican) Losers

I know many registered Democrats who are exemplary, civic-minded Americans. They do not view national elections as mere contests, games … Continued

Issues not Identity; Numbers not Validity

When it comes to choosing candidates, my approach is on the basis of issues, not identities. If a pagan candidate … Continued