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Graham: Operation Christmas Child represents God’s gift to humanity

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST Franklin Graham, president and chief executive officer of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, … Continued

Taxes, tyranny and a Catholic Tea Party

Can a Catholic be a member of today’s Tea Party? There are many versions of the Tea Party in the … Continued

The birth control pill’s 50th anniversary: science, reason and women’s rights

On May 9, 1960, the Food and Drug Administration approved the marketing of the first birth control pill in the … Continued

Catholic America’s Latino roots

I was among those happily surprised to see the nomination of Archbishop José H. Gómez as next Archbishop of Los … Continued

Dr. Woodyard’s half century of inspiration

By Andrew H. PincusDenison University Fifty years is a remarkable commitment in any profession. Dr. David O. Woodyard has been … Continued

Walling off the Witnesses

By Joel P. Engardiofilmmaker When it comes to Jehovah’s Witnesses sharing Watchtower magazines and Bible messages door-to-door, I’m impressed by … Continued

Puerto Rico’s Justice

While much of the world’s attention is focused on protests in Iran, Puerto Rico quietly advances its case against U.S. … Continued

Jews, Blessed Charlie and Catholic Holy Week

I remember how on Good Friday we Catholics once prayed for the “perfidious Jews.” Dutifully, I asked a seminary professor … Continued

What Would St. Patrick Do?

Why St. Patrick’s Day should be a day of breaking down walls, overcoming divisions, and (yes) partying.

Thanksgiving: A Holy Day at Home for All

Each Thanksgiving in our family going back to my dearly departed abuelita from Puerto Rico, the very American turkey has … Continued

Give Thanks in a Real Way and Skip Presidential Decrees

Let’s keep our eye on the ball, shall we? The real issue for many people isn’t legislation about Thanksgiving, it’s … Continued

Lincoln, Kennedy and Obama

The elections have come and gone and America is still here, standing tall with millions of people holding on to … Continued

God’s Will and the Weather

Not too long ago, a spokesperson for the Evangelical Focus on the Family made an online appeal asking Christians to … Continued

Priests Working Part-Time, Short-Term

There is no such thing as a part-time Catholic priest: the sacramental character of Holy Orders is permanent. However, a … Continued

Black Church and Black Liberation Theology: Notes on Listening

Much has been said, replayed, and critiqued about the sermons of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of … Continued