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COMMENTARY: Questioning circumcision isn’t anti-Semitic

RNS () — Earlier this month the Council of Europe agreed on a nonbinding resolution in support of “children’s right … Continued

Ohio court gives lawyer guardianship of Amish girl with cancer

RNS () — An Ohio court has given limited guardianship of a 10-year-old Amish girl to a lawyer who will … Continued

Transgender theology professor asked to leave Christian college

RNS () — A California Christian university has asked a professor who was once its chair of theology and philosophy … Continued

Bans on abortion by telemedicine growing

RNS () — The war over abortion is going digital. Missouri last month joined six other states that have enacted … Continued

Thomas Young and the Myth of Autonomy

Young’s culture taught him that being dependent is to be avoided at all costs. But Christians know that this American myth is a false and dangerous.

Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Holy Week struggle

For six months, Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen whose family we represent, has been imprisoned in one of Iran’s … Continued

Retiree devoted to mission: repairing damaged rosaries

SIMSBURY, Conn. — Betty Holden in on a crusade to take broken rosaries stashed away in dresser drawers and give … Continued

What won, what lost on 2012 state ballot measures

Gay marriage Did Maryland voters approve gay marriage? YES Did Maine voters approve gay marriage? YES Did Minnesota voters ban … Continued

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya, and the Challenge of Faith

AP In this photo taken on Sept. 8, 2012, Muslims gather during a visit by a delegation of American diplomats … Continued

Scrooged: Why the 21st century now looks like the 19th

MGM Home Entertainment MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol.’ The 21st century is becoming … Continued

Circumcision debate not necessarily anti-Semitic, but leader may be

While current California ballot initiatives to criminalize infant circumcision represent an unprecedented attempt to curtail the freedom of Jewish religious … Continued

Organized child rape as a religion: FLDS leader gets a new trial

A new trial was ordered by the Utah State Supreme Court this week for Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist … Continued

Health care reform: A victory for life and human dignity

By Morna Murray and Vincent Millerpresident of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Goodprofessor, University of Dayton Americans who have … Continued

Burqas in airports, guns in bars

I am as close to being a First Amendment absolutist, on both freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression, … Continued

Christian Science and irresponsible parenting

By Liz Heywood In his March 5 guest column for On Faith, Gary Jones calls the Secular Coalition’s White House … Continued

Politics of health care ‘reform’ can make you sick

By Sister Mary Ann WalshU.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholic bishops have urged the government to reform our ailing health … Continued

Clashes of conscience

Should American lawmakers refuse to give government funding to those who object to the current moral consensus on controversial issues, … Continued

Pluralism includes spiritual health care

One of the best parts of my job is seeing my religion through the eyes of the journalists I talk … Continued

Reality check on our finitude

In our last days, many American face complex choices about medical care–choices put by doctors trained to cure sick people … Continued

An ethical question, not a religious problem

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued