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Pope Francis: Wasting food is like stealing from the poor

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday (June 5) denounced consumerism and what he called the “culture of waste” of … Continued

Is a catechist Catholic?

Tracy A. Woodward THE WASHINGTON POST Alison Carroll holds a copy of the Profession of Faith on Tuesday July 5th, … Continued

Why the Catholic Church needs Margaret Farley

The Vatican has once again sharply criticized a nun, this time for writing on sexual ethics. The Vatican has accused … Continued

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the morality of money

Lynne Sladky AP In this Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, photo, shoppers stop to look at a display while shopping at … Continued

Doing what comes naturally

“When Adam ate the apple in the Garden and learned how to multiply and replenish, the other animals learned the … Continued

Atheism and the silly goodness competition

The objection most frequently raised by defenders of faith to atheism and atheists is that there can be no morality … Continued

Repeal ‘don’t ask, dont’ tell,’ preserve values and save lives

Q: Top U.S. defense officials say they will repeal the decades-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which requires gay soldiers … Continued

Michael Vick’s Contrition

Rarely does the arena of sports provide a test for moral thinking, but the signing of disgraced football quarterback Michael … Continued

Belief in God Essential for Moral Virtue?

A growing sector of world civilization is secular; that is, it emphasizes worldly rather than religious values. This is especially … Continued

Catholic College Students Behaving Badly

The results of a new national survey of students at Catholic colleges and universities are dismal–that is, if one expects … Continued

The Web of Connections and Disconnects

Jayne works in DC as a program coordinator for an international nonprofit. A recent college graduate, she is the jack … Continued

Cosmology: The Ultimate Reality Show

Floating brains? Freaky observers? Reincarnation? A few of the mind-blowing options being bandied about by today’s preeminent experts on the … Continued

A Questionable Moral Instinct

Steven Pinker’s New York Times magazine piece on morality, The Moral Instinct, drips with disdain for cultural and historical traditions … Continued

Knowing the Moral Vision of a Candidate

We should look for a president with wisdom, compassion, courage and integrity: the wisdom to know what he or she … Continued

The Faith of a Muggle

Just in case you have been living on Mars for the last decade, Muggle is the term used in the … Continued