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Atheists: Let your conscience be your god

Recently I was invited to participate in a Religion and Law Conference at Florida State University. Almost all the other … Continued

From the road to Emmaus to the Supreme Court

Mine is not the sort of faith that credits divine providence for the goings-on in the world. But even I … Continued

Is the church corrupt?

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES Cardinals and Bishops attend John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May … Continued

Attention social conservatives, time to join Mitt Romney

Governor Mitt Romney won the Iowa caucus, something few pundits predicted in the many months of pontificating leading up to … Continued

A social conservative’s view of the Republican debate

Eric Gay AP Republican presidential candidates from left, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker … Continued

Newt Gingrich’s Catholicism and his 2012 penance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to a cheering crowd during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Thursday … Continued

2010 electoral results bad news for secular Americans

It is undeniable that the economy dominated campaign 2010 and that cultural issues at the nexus of religion and politics … Continued

Westboro Baptist Church: the right to be offensive?

By Elizabeth Tenety The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in the case of Snyder v. Phelphs: Albert Snyder, a grieving … 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

Diversity is good; Religious tests for office are not

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

“No religious test” should mean no religious test

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Issue is brilliance, not balance (by gender or faith)

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

We need a prophetic (not necessarily Protestant) justice

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

The Supreme Court vis-a-vis the Supreme Being (or not)

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

In this case, only relevant scripture is Constitution

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Church-state separation and a successor for Stevens

The retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens from the Supreme Court this June will be a sad day for all … Continued

And then there were none (Protestants on the Supreme Court)

By David Waters Religion is not supposed to be a factor in the nomination or confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court … Continued

Is She Catholic? Does It Matter?

God in Government blogger Jacqueline L. Salmon notes that the blogosophere is buzzing with speculation about Supreme Court nominee Sonia … Continued

Sotomayor Would Make It 6 Catholics on the Court

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is Catholic — not unusual for someone of Hispanic descent. Her religion also would not be unusual … Continued

Waiting for King Jesus

God is not a Republican or a Democrat. In fact, I am quite sure He is a monarchist and so … Continued