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Keeping faith with faith-based initiative

By Melissa Rogersmember, Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships People interested in the church-state aspects of government partnerships with … Continued

Does Wall of Separation extend overseas?

By David Waters Should the federal government pay for a Bible-based sex education program? What if the program instructed youth … Continued

Obama’s faith-based initiative still on shaky First Amendment ground

In a widely publicized speech in July 2008, candidate Barack Obama pledged that “if you get a federal grant, you … Continued

Progressive evangelical leaders form new lobbying group

By Michelle Boorstein One year into the Obama administration, it seems too early to weigh the influence – or potential … Continued

Obama’s inaugural address set new course

Q: What was the most important religion story of 2009? We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and … Continued

End U.S.-sponsored torture forever

By Rev. Richard L. KillmerNational Religious Campaign Against Torture Just two days after taking the Oath of Office, President Barack … Continued

Obama and a Georgetown Cover-Up

By William Wan As though the White House weren’t getting enough controversy over President Obama’s scheduled commencement address next month … Continued

One Step Closer to Sound Science

I was honored to be a guest at the White House on Monday when President Obama signed an executive order … Continued

Stem Cell Research vs. Idolatry

When he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, President Obama said, ‘As a person of … Continued

Obama’s Stem Cell Temptations

President Obama is set to repeal the Bush administration’s decision to restrict funding of embryonic stem cell research. In their … Continued

The Moral Imperative to Relieve Suffering: Embryonic Stem Cell Research

There have been many moral objections raised to embryonic stem cell research. But as President Obama prepares to sign an … Continued

Discrimination With Federal Money

Speculation is as rampant as opinions are diverse regarding a final decision on the legality of religious discrimination in hiring … Continued

Government Money For Religion Equals Government Favoritism Of Religion

It will hardly be news to readers of this column that I consider all government funding for faith-based community organizations … Continued

Government’s Gold, Government’s Rules

Candidate Obama didn’t care for President Bush’s 2002 executive order that allowed faith-based groups to discriminate in hiring and still … Continued

A Catholic Odd Couple: Pelosi and Donohue

Nancy Pelosi, the first Catholic woman to be Speaker of the House and Dr. William Donohue spokesman for the Catholic … Continued

Catholics Abandon the Unborn in the 44th Presidency

A simple web search for the order of presidential succession in the newly-minted Obama administration makes clear what a profound … Continued

Catholics Have New Reasons to Rethink Abortion Politics

Both John McCain and the Democrats are giving Catholics reasons to reconsider which party can and will do more to … Continued

Catholic Church and Immigration

In Mexico City this past week, I’ve thought over and over how it seems I’m just visiting Los Angeles-adjacent, with … Continued

Bush’s Addiction and His Faith

Little story carried on the wires of President Bush’s comments that he had struggled with “addiction” to alcohol and had … Continued