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The case of transgender Catholic school teacher Mark Krolikowski: Keeping the faith while gender notions evolve

Mark Krolikowski wore his hair at shoulder length, his nails long and well manicured, and his ears pierced. His appearance, … Continued

On gay marriage, voters got it right even if the church gets it wrong

Last week, citizens in Maine, Maryland and Washington state made history with their votes to legalize same-sex marriage. Minnesotans, too, … Continued

Church needs an accounting of the soul

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

The Manhattan Declaration

By Timothy Georgefounding dean, Beeson Divinity School Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical leaders have come together to reaffirm fundamental truths about … Continued

Bishops should proceed with caution

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

Hate crimes legislation is a well-intentioned mistake

Adding provisions to include Gays and Lesbians among the groups protected by special hate crimes legislation, as has now been … Continued

Faith Healing or Child Abuse?

A Wisconsin mother who believes in “divine healing” was convicted Friday of reckless homicide for allowing her 11-year-old daughter Madeline … Continued

Protect Children or Religious Freedom?

Thursday’s court ruling on the raid on the polygamists’ ranch in Texas comes as authorities in three states struggle with … Continued

Sharing Hardship and Prosperity

“He who had gathered much had no excess, and he who had gathered little had no deficiency: They had gathered … Continued

Abusing Children in the Name of God

A hemophilic boy in Pennsylvania bleeds to death over a period of two days from a small cut on his … Continued

First Parents, Then Community

Naturally, parents are responsible for their children’s health and medical care. However, in cases where parents cannot, or will not, … Continued