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Pope Benedict’s Apologies Teach Spiritual Lesson For All

Those with an ax to grind about the Catholic Church, the papacy in general, and Pope Benedict XVI in particular, … Continued

Benedict’s Evasive Apology

When the Pope apologizes for anything, his statement generally signifies nothing more than an attempt at damage control in the … Continued

On America, Land of Cults

A Baltimore mother accused of joining a cult and starving her child says she was acting on her religious beliefs. … Continued

Religions Rooted In Delusions

Q: A Baltimore mother accused of joining a cult and starving her child says she was acting on her religious … Continued

Pope, Condoms and AIDS

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese Even before he got off the plane in Africa, Pope Benedict XVI caused … Continued

Wrong Message from the Pope

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The cartoonists had a field day with the Pope’s trip to Africa earlier this … Continued

Always Losing, Never Lost: Christianity in America

Every few years somebody announces that Christianity in America is doomed. This time the excuse is a survey that does … Continued

Impeach the Pope

By Robert S. McElvaineProfessor of Arts & Letters, Millsaps College Enough! No–Too much! Amid all the justified outrage we all … Continued

Pope: “I Deeply Regret….”

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese Some people think that being pope means “never having to say you’re sorry,” … Continued

The Church, the Death Penalty and Abortion

An effort to repeal the death penalty in Maryland has failed, despite strong support from the state’s Catholic governor and … Continued

Violence Against Innocents Never Justified

The despicable and depraved act of one Muslim is not worthy of serious comment in a religious context. There are … Continued

Support All Charities or None

There is no taxation without discrimination. The power to govern is the power to discriminate between the just and the … Continued

On Benedict and Holocaust Denial

Richard Cohen’s powerful column Tuesday is a reminder that Catholics should be speaking up about Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to … Continued

Always Challenge the BIG LIE

A BIG LIE, like the denial of the extensively documented massacre of six million Jews by Nazi Germany and its … Continued

Silence is Acquiesence

There exists within the Catholic Church a crisis. While the church continues to fight for eternal values of morality and … Continued

Confrontation not Conciliation

Confrontation not conciliation should be the response to Holocaust deniers. I say this as someone who at one time made … Continued

Benedict Undermining His Own Legacy

The lifting of the excommunication of Bishop Richard Williamson by Pope Benedict XVI caused a firestorm of protest from Jews … Continued

Grace & Truth: Hand-in-Hand

It is important to continue to educate people about history and tell the truth. It is also vital to the … Continued

On Pitying the Fool: Dealing with Holocaust Deniers

President Obama and Pope Benedict XVI’s respective jobs require them to deal with fools on a regular basis. There is … Continued

Engaging Holocaust Deniers is Betraying Truth, Friends

I can appreciate Pope Benedict’s desire to heal divisions that have taken place in the past within the Catholic communion. … Continued