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An Abundance of Arguments

Many people today cling to views that are either patently false or manifestly misguided.

A Catholic case for same-sex marriage

A same sex marriage advocate waves a rainbow flag at a protest in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP ) It … Continued

U.S. drone strike policy: Just War or just targeted killing?

HO AFP/GETTY IMAGES This US Army handout file image taken February 27, 2011 shows an MQ-1C Gray Eagle armed with … Continued

The secular best and the worst of 2010

I’ve always tried to avoid engaging in the hoary journalistic practice of filling space at the end of December by … Continued

Pope Benedict: what the media left out

By Rev. Robert Barron Over a period of about 15 years, in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, the German journalist … Continued

Pressing beyond “niceness”

Q: Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ … Continued

Catholic views of animals

Q: Expensive and time-consuming efforts are being made to rescue and rehabilitate animals threatened by the Gulf oil spill. Do … Continued

Hellava lot of heaven on ‘Lost’

Warning: If you haven’t seen the final episode of ABC’s Lost, then you might not want to read this commentary. … Continued

Jesus prayer opens Texas textbook meeting

By David Waters Friday’s meeting of the Texas Board of Education, charged with revising the state’s social studies curriculum, began … Continued

Final exam for American history textbooks in Texas

By David Waters The Texas Board of Education is considering today a number of final revisions to its new social … Continued

Christian love and sex

By Diarmaid MacCullochscholar, author What constitutes Christian love amid the sweaty delights of sex? Organized religion always takes an interest … Continued

Listening as an act of faith

By Mona Siddiqui Director, Centre for the Study of Islam Glasgow University, Scotland It seems to me that the more … Continued

God and country

By David Waters As a culture war battleground, revision of the social studies curriculum standards in Texas isn’t likely to … Continued

Heaven is wherever God’s will is done

What is your vision of heaven? What images from scripture, tradition or your own personal experience describe it best? My … Continued

Blasphemy a problem for Abrahamic faiths

Q: Atheists are others are protesting a new law in Ireland, under which a person can be found guilty of … Continued

God, Notre Dame, Country

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen This past weekend I had the pleasure and privilege of attending a conference at the … Continued

Thanks, But No Thanks, From A Happy Atheist

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

Pope Benedict’s Interfaith Spirit

By Jack Bemporadexecutive director, Center for Interreligious Understanding A simple idea turned into a kind of grassroots movement among rabbis … Continued

When is War Justifiable?

By Richard N. Haasspresident, Council on Foreign Relations Should the United States attack Iran if we learn it has begun … Continued

Just a Catholic

In the end it wasn’t Thomas Aquinas, Pope Benedict or even St. Teresa of Avila – my favorite saint – … Continued