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Hope after Russia’s adoption ban: Adopting justice

DMITRY LOVETSKY ASSOCIATED PRESS Children look on in the Republican Hospital for Infectious Diseases, which specializes in treating HIV-positive children … Continued

Interfaith is a state of mind

VIA BLOOMBERG President Obama prepares to speak during a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting … Continued

My top 10 picks for 2012

Here are my picks for the top 10 religion stories of 2012: 1. Islam dominated the year, with power struggles … Continued

March for Life leader Nellie Gray dead at 88

WASHINGTON — Nellie Gray, the longtime leader of the annual March for Life, which protests the 1973 Roe v. Wade … Continued

America’s greatest sin: No truth spoken to power

STAN HONDA AFP/GETTY IMAGES Catholic Monsignor William Lynn returns after a lunch break to Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center March 26, … Continued

Hutterite says National Geographic didn’t exploit rural colony for reality show

WASHINGTON — A character on a National Geographic Channel documentary series about a rural Hutterite colony defended his community and … Continued

Having the right vs. the right thing to do

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Rethinking Elizabeth Edwards

From the first moment I saw her, all I could think about was that Elizabeth Edwards had lost a child. … Continued

Gay adoption vs. the morality police

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach On Tuesday night, December 14, Rosie O’Donnell and I will be conducting a public conversation in … Continued

Pope should endorse independent investigation

By Gerald T. Slevinretired attorney The expanding abuse crisis requires immediate action by Catholics. It is needed to invigorate their … Continued

Church needs an accounting of the soul

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

Children before doctrine

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

The worst prayers in the world

In citing the worst prayers in the world, I start with the thanksgiving of the Pharisee in the Gospel (Luke … Continued

Maimonides and Post-Holocaust Theology

Maimonides’ ideas about divine providence reveal a depth and sophistication lacking in modern Jewish thought, in particular “post-Holocaust theology” (“Where … Continued

God On Our Side

Whenever I hear someone say, “God is on my side,” I think, “Yep! Just another argument for polytheism.” Because, hey, … Continued


A couple of weeks ago I was in Israel, where I was born and where much of my family still … Continued

Legitimate and Illegitimate Acts of Violence

Why is Islam such a violent religion? Does the Qur’an condone acts of terrorism? Why haven’t Muslims denounced the 9/11 … Continued

Don’t Second Guess God

It’s only natural to ask questions like why would God, especially a merciful, loving God, allow this or that horrible … Continued