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‘Rise of the Guardians’ fantasy-adventure film: A secularist tale

AP This film image released by DreamWorks Animation shows the character Jamie, voiced by Dakota Goyo, left, as he awakens … Continued

Christians push for new immigration process as they support deferred status

AP Felipe Sousa Matos, of Brazil, holds his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) papers during a news conference in … Continued

Dolan criticized for inviting Obama to Al Smith Dinner

NEW YORK — By tradition, the storied Al Smith Dinner has provided a few hours of comic relief from the … Continued

Alumni don’t want Demond Tutu to speak at Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. — Archbishop Desmond Tutu is slated to deliver the commencement address next month to Gonzaga University’s graduating class. … Continued

A Catholic approach to Israel and Palestine?

As the leaders of the Palestinian people prepare to petition for recognition as a nation-state at the United Nations, Catholic … Continued

Selective highlighting of scriptures has gone viral

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

Why taxes are a moral issue

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Moral dimension to the economy

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

The heart is deceitful above all things

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued

Diversity is good; Religious tests for office are not

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Health care for life and for all

By Bishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and Bishop John Wester For decades, the United States Catholic bishops have … Continued

Spiritual Counsel to the G8

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The annual ritual of the G8 Summit is upon us. There are plenty about … Continued

Democracy at Liberty

By David Waters A minor squabble over the rights of student Democrats at the late Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University has … Continued

Notre Dame’s Betrayal

By Patrick J. Reillypresident, Cardinal Newman Society In recent weeks, liberal pundits have rallied to the defense of the University … Continued

Glendon Punishes Notre Dame for Obama Honor

By Michelle Boorstein Harvard Law Professor and former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon today told the University … Continued

Xavier Joins Notre Dame on Bishops’ Boycott List

Another bishop has declined to attend another graduation ceremony at another Catholic university because of plans to bestow an honorary … Continued

Notre Dame Bishop:

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Threats to turn Univeristy of Notre Dame’s commencement next month into a “circus” because it plans … Continued

Notre Dame Right to Invite Obama

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese Controversy over commencement speakers at Catholic universities pops up every spring along with … Continued

Religion Can, Should Help Decrease Domestic Violence

Many people commit violence and excuse themselves on religious grounds. This is a perversion of the true spirit of religion, … Continued

Consider the Vintage and the Source

Watching an Indiana Jones film and Citizen Kane with the same expectations is a mistake that can drain the pleasure … Continued