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Birth control decision defends religious liberty

Anonymous ASSOCIATED PRESS The Obama administration Friday announced that religious institutions must cover birth control for employees. Recognizing the importance … Continued

My life as a married Catholic priest

Rev. R. Scott Hurd Rev. R. Scott Hurd Rev. R. Scott Hurd In the Catholic Church today, there are over … Continued

Rick Santorum: The evangelical’s Catholic candidate?

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES MANCHESTER, NH – JANUARY 06: Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (C) pats a … Continued

The blue bra revolution

  Amr Nabil AP An Egyptian woman raises a copy of Al Tahrir newspaper fronted by a picture showing half … Continued

Cardinal George, you’re wrong about Chicago Gay Pride

BRUNO DOMINGOS REUTERS Two men kiss each other during a pro-gay demonstration in front of the Nossa Senhora da Paz … Continued

Does the Catholic Mass belong to the church or the people?

DAVID BUNDY AP A new translation of the Roman Missal sits on the altar after the Catholic Mass Sunday, Nov. … Continued

Who is Our Lady of Guadalupe?

Chris Kaufman AP Teresa Romero, 5, of Yuba City sits next to a shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe at … Continued

Rep. Pelosi, conscience is more than a ‘thing’

MANDEL NGAN AFP/GETTY IMAGES House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, speaks during her weekly briefing November 17, 2011 in the … Continued

Who benefits from new Mass translation?

DAVID BUNDY AP A new translation of the Roman Missal sits on the altar after the Catholic Mass Sunday, Nov. … Continued

The good and the bad of the new mass translation

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

Will Catholic Mass changes cause mass confusion?

Marvin Joseph THE WASHINGTON POST   Valerie Grays right receives Communion from the Rev. William Norvel at Saint Francis Xavier … Continued

A new one-size-fits-all Catholic Mass?

Andre Penner AP Monks attend a Mass at the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Cathedral in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Liberals in the … Continued

A priest’s view of Penn State

Gene J. Puskar AP Penn State’s Malcolm Willis (10) and Silas Redd, right, kneel in prayer before an NCAA college … Continued

Penn State, my final loss of faith

I’m 31, an Iraq war veteran, a Penn State graduate, a Catholic, a native of State College, acquaintance of Jerry … Continued

Educating fundamentalists

If there is one thing that infuriates defenders of the faiths about atheists, it is that we keep pointing out … Continued

Joe Paterno: ‘We’re gonna start praying’ for alleged sex abuse victims

Paul Beaty AP Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who announced Wednesday that he … Continued

Sex abuse coverup in religion vs in sports: Any difference?

Paul Vathis AP In this Aug. 6, 1999 file photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with … Continued

Is ‘In God We Trust’ a good motto? Video chat recap

This week’s live discussion led off with the passage in the House of a measure reaffirming “In God We Trust” … Continued

Pope Benedict goes to #OWS

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges cheers upon his arrival in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican to hold a … Continued

Mandating coverage is not requiring use

It is up to the Church to persuade their faithful that Church doctrine is correct.