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Katie Holmes’s articles of faith: Scientology continues to shape coverage of divorce

DANNY MOLOSHOK REUTERS Actor Tom Cruise and actress Katie Holmes arrive at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West … Continued

Mormonism and the cult of name-calling

REUTERS Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney smiles as he is booed after saying he will repeal “Obamacare” at the NAACP … Continued

Melinda Gates: There’s ‘no controversy’ around birth control, but Catholic officials disagree

ANTHONY BOLANTE REUTERS Melinda Gates speaks to the media while her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (L) and his father … Continued

The Monsignor Lynn Conviction and a Decade of Crisis in the Catholic Church

TIM SHAFFER REUTERS Monsignor William Lynn walks from the courthouse after the jury finished deliberating for the day in his … Continued

Priest in lesbian communion-denial saga out at the Washington archdiocese

Greg Dohler/TheGazette Marcel Guarnizo of Saint John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg speaks to protestors Monday morning during a rally … Continued

Budde: Saddened by prolonged debate of women bishops in the Church of England

The debate on women bishops is headed to the General Synod of the Church of England, the Guardian reported Friday. … Continued

Affordable Care Act:

David Goldman AP Supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington Thursday after … 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

Romney’s veep nominee: Would a Mormon-Catholic ticket turn blue states red?

Catholics populate the potential VP list for Romney.

Religious liberty: A cause for all seasons

Patrick Semansky AP Deacons sing during a liturgy in Baltimore, Thursday, June 21, 2012, to kick off the “Fortnight For … Continued

Key Catholic Obama ally shifts position, opposes contraception mandate

The White House has lost perhaps its most prominent Catholic ally in its controversial effort to expand contraception coverage, with … Continued

Why we (still) need the Catholic Church

Cindy Yamanaka, AP Laura DeRosa of Mission Viejo, center, prays at the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. on … Continued

Should Catholics defend DOMA?

The White House last year threw its backing behind a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, a … Continued

Is infanticide ‘madness’?

Vadim Ghirda AP “The pro-choice position for infanticide appears to be here to stay,” writes Charles Camosy. A recent article … Continued

Sister Farley’s revenge: Want to popularize a book? Ban it.

From papyrus to vellum to paper to e-books, two principles of publishing have not changed over the centuries: 1. Churches … Continued

Is this what a Catholic feminist looks like?

One of the clearest fault-lines in American Catholicism concerns the status of women. When American Catholics get angry at something, … Continued

Nuns push back on Vatican report, calling it unsubstantiated and scandal-causing

JIM WATSON AFP/GETTY IMAGES A building in Silver Spring, Maryland, April 23, 2012, which houses the office for the Leadership … Continued

Pro-choice and pro-life? On abortion, Americans say ‘it’s complicated.’

Brendan Hoffman A pro-life activist stands in front of pro-choice activists with the National Organization For Women at a Jan. … Continued

Christian witness for gays in Uganda

In the wake of a recent online campaign, millions of Americans now know the name of Ugandan Joseph Kony, whose … Continued