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Chris Matthews shows us how to talk about race

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Is anyone noticing the remarkable journey Chris Matthews … Continued

HHS mandate: President Obama’s broken promise

GETTY IMAGES WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 23: Protesters participate in a “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rally in front of … Continued

Rick Santorum’s ‘phony’ Catholic theology

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has lambasted President Barack Obama for holding a “phony theology.” In the farce that politics … Continued

U.S. bishops: Obama birth control policy change ‘a first step in the right direction’

Associated Press Administration officials announced a new deal offering ‘accommodation’ to religious liberty concerns over birth control coverage in new … Continued

Christian response to Qur’an burning: “radical” love

By Jimmy Trent I am saddened that Pastor Terry Jones of Dove World Outreach Center is leading an outrageous act … Continued

The culture of rage: America in the hands of angry fools

In 1741, the firebreathing Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards delivered one of the most famous sermons in American history, invitingly titled, … Continued

The Jesuit way today

“Jesuit” has a clone word: “Jesuitical.” The dictionary definition of Jesuitical reads: “practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle … Continued

The Catholic Church must confess

By Chris MatthewsMSNBC (Remarks delivered on the air Wednesday evening.) Let me finish tonight with the thoughts of a layman … Continued

Obama as messiah

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

Cheating the gospel and the Church

My first encounter with cheating was in Catholic grade school. Unfortunately, that was not my last encounter. Once “cheating” is … Continued

When bishops go rogue

The word “agony” describes the rosary’s first Sorrowful Mystery. It also describes the pain felt in the clash of opinions … Continued

Catholicism on Parade After ND

The media coverage and commentary on President Obama’s commencement speech at Notre Dame displayed the height, breadth and width of … Continued

Unbuckling the Bible Belt from the Legacy of Slavery

What is going on in the Bible Belt in this presidential year may be historic. Much media attention during the … Continued

Finally, A Thoughtful Conversation with Candidates

Three things struck me about the Saddleback Civil Forum before even considering the responses of the two candidates. First, Rick … Continued

Time to Renounce the Renouncing

The Question: John McCain’s spiritual guide, televangelist Rod Parsley, calls Islam a “false religion” that should be “destroyed.” Should McCain … Continued

Is Obama a (or the) Messiah?

Is Obama the Messiah? People are asking these days and it’s not so hard to understand why: the desperate throngs, … Continued

Nine Republicans. No Biblical Citations. Why?

As I prepared for Tuesday’s Republican debate I set out my Faith and Values Pundit’s Kit which consists of a … Continued