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What You Don’t Know About Migrant Children May Kill Them

Our country has an obligation — moral and legal — to provide protection to these children, and to not deport them back to gangs and unspeakable violence.

The Wellbeing of a Child Is a Sacred Trust

With thousands of child refugees arriving at U.S. borders, it’s time to move beyond dehumanizing politics.

Religious freedom, not just for the religious

Atheists, humanists and other non-religious people face discrimination and persecution in many parts of the world, according “Freedom of Thought … Continued

When hyperbole becomes dangerous

A recent editorial in the Knights of Columbus magazine, titled “What Mexico Teaches Us,” compares today’s Catholic political battles in … Continued

Martin Luther King Jr., the preacher

The Associated Press AP The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. … Continued

Can Democracy Save Egypt…Or Us?

By Roger Gottlieb Probably not. After all, it hasn’t saved the U.S. from having an often aggressive foreign policy and … Continued

Muslim liberation theology on the march

Egyptian Muslim clerics join a demonstration on February 1, 20 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters … Continued

Catholic church bashing, and boosting

Today’s guest blogger is Dan Pawlus, Vice President of Communications for Interfaith Youth Core and co-host of “30 Good Minutes” … Continued

After scandal, hope for Church renewal

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good These are dark days for Catholics and our church. The clergy … Continued

The sins of the Fathers are crimes

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Oscar Romero and the radical act of staying put

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgroveauthor Thirty years ago today Oscar Romero, archbishop of the Roman Catholic church in El Salvador, became a … Continued

Religion is Risky Business

Some New York-area rabbis are planning to bring weapons to High Holy Day services this month to guard against terrorist … Continued

Priest Calls Vote for Obama a Mortal Sin

A Catholic priest in South Carolina has decided that the democratic act of casting a vote is, in some cases, … Continued

Bishops (plural) vs. Bishop (singular)?

On October 5, I listened to Bishop Joseph Martino’s Right to Life Sunday letter for all the churches of the … Continued

Catholic and Anti-Capitalist

Listening to talking heads on the TV worry about the financial rescue package, I heard some rhetoric that sacralized the … Continued

Coaching at a Catholic College

Maryland men’s basketball coach Gary Williams had some advice for Jimmy Patsos when he was hired at Loyola College in … Continued

Consider Both Halloweens

Perhaps our thinking about Halloween would be clearer if we recognized that there are really two Halloweens. There’s the Pagan … Continued

On the “Politics of God”

I have more confidence in Catholicism’s ability to dialog with Islam than in the opinions of a writer like Mark … Continued

Pope’s Message Mixed, Missed

Pope Benedict XVI may have been flying to Brazil and speaking about Mexico City, but his in-flight words to reporters … Continued

In Latin America, Social Justice Central to Faith

Was Jesus a revolutionary? Well … obviously not in the conventional sense. Yet, with the pope in Brazil last week … Continued