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Honor thy mothers and fathers

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A counseling clinic here that helps the elderly deal with depression has a waiting list of several … Continued

Murder-suicide desperation prompts soul-searching in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — For the past few years, Terry Daniel Sr. and Lisa Haynes used good cheer to camouflage their … Continued

A tax day Bible lesson

Daniel Acker Bloomberg Is paying your taxes a religious duty? Jesus’ famous line on paying taxes is “Render to Caesar … Continued

The 2013 budget: A looming drama of biblical proportions

JOSHUA ROBERTS REUTERS Boxes containing copies of the 2013 Federal Budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington … Continued

Obama says faith mandates him to care for the poor

WASHINGTON — President Obama connected his faith with his policies toward the poor at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday … Continued

U.S. bishops should focus on economy

Ted S. Warren From left, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, of Louisville, KY, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic … Continued

The impossibility of a socialist Jesus

Jesus was “pro-socialist,” American Christians are in thrall to Ayn Rand, and the early Apostles concocted a system of “egalitarian … Continued

Catholics challenge Boehner on faith and morals

Brendan Hoffman BLOOMBERG House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, departs the podium after speaking to reporters during a … Continued

Why stir up suspicion?

There was an interesting synchronicity with this week’s question about the congressional hearings on the “radicalization” of Islam. While I … Continued

The right’s war on poor women

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Hindu American Reflection on the 2011 Federal Budget

These are difficult economic times in America and tough choices will be made as part of the ongoing budget discussions … Continued

An authentically Catholic approach to reproductive health care

By Jon O’Brien Abortion is a difficult issue, made even more so by several recent emotionally and politically charged debates. … Continued

By Rabbi Steve Gutow, Father Larry Snyder, Dr. Michael Kinnamon Uncertainty permeates this recession. Uncertainty about our jobs, our homes, … Continued

Are tax cuts for the wealthy morally wrong?

By Vincent Miller As midterm elections approach, millions of unemployed Americans struggle to find work and new Census data show … Continued

Catholic Charities: burning down bureaucracy?

The fire department that parked their engines alongside a burning house in Tennessee should teach us a lesson. A town … Continued

What President Obama left out in his UN speech

By Bishop Neil IronsExecutive Secretary, Council of Bishops, United Methodist Church I believe that God weeps with us for every … Continued

Tea Party reactionary; on the wrong side of history

What is the Tea Party? Is it “a recession-era version of the religious right? ” Is it something else? And … Continued

A natural, if complicated, alliance

What is the Tea Party? Is it “a recession-era version of the religious right? ” Is it something else? And … Continued

Being Black and Pagan

By K.W.Black Witch, and Contributor to Patheos.com Being Black and Pagan isn’t much different from being any other race and … Continued

Capital punishment and the medium is the message

Q: Was the Utah attorney general wrong to use Twitter, or religious language, to describe an execution? With all our … Continued