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Southern Baptists condemn gay Scouts policy but won’t force a boycott

Southern Baptists overwhelmingly voted Wednesday (June 12) to stand with churches and families that drop ties with the Boy Scouts … Continued

Delaying equality for Boy Scouts

Tony Gutierrez AP Details of a Boy Scout uniform shown in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters Monday, … Continued

The rabbi I thought I knew

I suppose it was inevitable. For years, I’d read about scandals in various religious communities with a sense of growing … Continued

Doctors warn against’reproductive coercion’

When a husband hides a wife’s birth control pills or a boyfriend takes off a condom in the middle of … Continued

Expanding the debate around circumcision

A court in Cologne, Germany, recently ruled that circumcising young boys represents grievous “bodily harm.” The court found that the … Continued

Marriage in the Bible: Love prevails?

For years, I have privately mused that the Bible is a problematic book. As the holy book for Christians, it … Continued

It Takes a Movement: A Post-Election Analysis

[Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a six-part series by Jim Wallis reflecting on the past two years … Continued

Catholic schools need men

By Mark Judgeauthor The Catholic schools of Washington should hire me — because I’m a man. When I started substitute … Continued

Press not being unfair to pope

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

A criminal matter, not a spiritual one

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

Vatican’s blame-the-media mode

By Howard KurtzWashington Post media writer I had to chuckle when a top Vatican official accused the New York Times … Continued

The Catholic Church must confess

By Chris MatthewsMSNBC (Remarks delivered on the air Wednesday evening.) Let me finish tonight with the thoughts of a layman … Continued

Starting Over in Cambodia

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Everyone in Cambodia has an extraordinary story of personal or family survival. Almost the … Continued

Tiller’s Muder an Act of Terror Against Women

On the day that Dr. George Tiller was murdered at his church by a right-wing anti-abortionist, I was teaching a … Continued

Murder is Murder and Abortion is Not

So another physician has been murdered for making it possible for women to actually use their constitutional right to choose … Continued

What Obama Should Have Said

What did you think of President Obama’s commencement speech Sunday at Notre Dame? How will the Notre Dame controversy change … Continued

What Does God Require?

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

We Are Iraqi

Today’s guest blogger is Zainab Alwan, a law student and past intern of the Interfaith Youth Core. On March 20, … Continued

Catholicism and Same-Sex Marriage

The Catholic bishops of Connecticut support a State Constitutional Convention to draft provisions for blocking gay marriages. Last week, the … Continued

Holy Week: Christmas in Springtime

My heart is full; it is Holy Week, and alas I have felt the heaviness of this sacred time for … Continued