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Catholic Church still plagued by cardinal sin

View Photo Gallery: Cardinals from around the world gathered inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave … Continued

Beyond faith in guns

Scott Olson GETTY IMAGES Students learn how to grip a pistol during an NRA Basic Pistol Course at Freddie Bear … Continued

‘Jesus wife’ Coptic papyrus is a fake, declares Vatican newspaper

AP In this Sept. 5, 2012 photo released by Harvard University, divinity professor Karen L. King holds a fourth century … Continued

Hollow words: why Romney’s non-denial denials matter so much

NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES Mitt Romney’s campaign sought July 15, 2012 to neutralize attacks on his business career by framing … Continued

Keep Santa, Easter Bunny in their place?

For nearly 50 years in Saugus, Mass., a firefighter has donned a Santa suit with green mittens and delivered coloring … Continued

Catholic Church’s issue is homosexuality, not pedophilia

By: Bill Donohue Anthony Stevens-Arroyo says I am wrong to challenge elite opinion on the subject of priestly sexual abuse. … Continued

Study looks at media coverage of Catholic sex abuse scandal

By William Wan After months of church officials questioning, even attacking at times, the media for its coverage of the … Continued

Clergy sex abuse: The movie

By William Wan As the clerical abuse scandal continues to spread across Europe and South America, this Interesting tidbit came … Continued

Secular roots of religious violence

By Philip Jenkinsauthor When Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams meets with clergy furious over his church’s sexual liberalism, he might expect … Continued

What matters in clerical abuse

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. The media is being attacked by the defenders of Pope Benedict who … Continued

The Catholic Church’s religious blackmail of secular government

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

Fear, Suspicion and Change

We have entered what columnist Kathleen Parker calls “a political era of uninhibited belligerence,” that is finding expression in sermons, … Continued

Supreme Court: Catholic Abuse Records Must Be Unsealed

By William Wan The U.S. Supreme Court said yesterday that thousands of documents from lawsuits against Roman Catholic priests for … Continued

Fighting Religiously-based Misogyny? Just a Start

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued

Health-Reform Entanglements in Boston

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Interesting developments in the Beantown Catholic scene that point out the potential complications of national health … Continued

Blogosphere Buzzes about Sotomayor’s Catholicism

Douglas Kmiec, professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University and a Catholic who famously endorsed President Obama during last year’s … Continued

A Brain-Dead Child’s Beating Heart

As a father, I can’t begin to imagine the agony of the death of one of your children, but how … Continued

Faith as heritage, faith as recognition

Today’s guest blogger is Remz Pokorny, a senior at Brandeis University, majoring in Political Science and Middle East Studies. He … Continued

Under God: Under New Management

Blogito, ergo sum. I blog, therefore I am. I think. I guess we’ll find out. Starting today, the blog formerly … Continued

Approving Catholic Commencement Speakers

Each year, the choice of commencement speakers and honorees becomes an occasion for debate about the religious identity of many … Continued