Pope Benedict XVI

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When God enters the voting booth

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Voters, look into your hearts

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Voting a civic duty, not a religious act

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Voting booth is not ‘moral free zone’

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Catholics cannot vote for pro-choice candidates

Remarks by Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal-elect Raymond Burke in recent days have caught the attention of media outlets as … Continued

People of faith just as fed up as nonbelievers

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Attack on the legitimacy of the Jewish state demands pope’s response

By Rabbi Cooper On March 26, 2000, Pope John Paul II stepped up to the Western Wall, the symbol of … Continued

Pope places his mark on College of Cardinals

By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. With the appointment of 20 cardinal electors, Pope Benedict XVI continues to put his mark … Continued

Same-sex marriage is a fundamental right

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino is far from alone in his bluntly stated opposition … Continued

Martyrdom, selective memory and Pope Benedict in England

I was almost going a little soft on Pope Benedict XVI during the early part of his visit to the … Continued

Catholic humiliation in UK

Now that Pope Benedict XVI has returned from the UK, most commentators will surely label the trip a failure, in … Continued

John Henry Cardinal Newman: beatification of a ‘revolutionary prophet’

Editor’s note: John Henry Cardinal Newman will be beatified (confirmed to be in heaven) in a Sunday mass presided over … Continued

The pope as pastor

By Sister Mary Ann Walsh Reports on Pope Benedict’s September 16-19 visit to England and Scotland where he is expected … Continued

What does Christine O’Donnell believe about God?

By Elizabeth Tenety Much has already been written about Christine O’Donnell, “the Sarah Palin and Tea Party backed candidate” who … Continued

On Churches and Dictators: The Pope Comes to Britain

By Eric Heinze If Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t go down as one of history’s most beloved pontiffs, he’ll certainly go … Continued

Creative tension: ‘Purpose Driven,’ vs. ‘Retro’ Catholics

I avoid writing about “liberal” and “conservative” Catholics. These terms are too easily politicized as Democrats v. Republicans. Moreover, the … Continued

Decent Work for Labor Day

Jobs and spirituality rarely occur in the same phrase, yet few states are as soul-destroying as unemployment and for many … Continued

Protesting the future or voting Catholic values?

The United States bishops have called for a new social contract in a time of globalization. While it would be … Continued

Has religion run its course?

By Martha Woodroof Have organized religions simply run their course? We’re not stuck with them, you know, just because they’ve … Continued

Labor Day religious lessons

As we celebrate Labor Day with barbeques and final trips to the beach this weekend, Americans should take a moment … Continued