(RNS) The election of Pope Francis in March heralded a season of surprises for the Catholic Church, but perhaps none so unexpected – and unsettling ...
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In Pope Francis' brief homily for the inaugural Mass of his papal ministry, he emphasized something that should be familiar to American Catholics who have seen a certain motto sometimes displayed on police cars.
The day after the inauguration, I will be joining religious leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. I will pray that this new era can change the image of religion in our country.
Further polling results will help to answer the critical question of why religious voters cast their ballots the way they did. But three factors are likely key to understanding the religious shift.
James Dobson, you owe America an apology. The fictional letter released through your Focus on the Family Action organization, crosses all lines of decent public discourse.
Both Obama and McCain at Wednesday's debate should offer a comprehensive "life" agenda and commit to work with both sides of the political aisle to dramatically reduce abortions in the United States.
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