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New Revelations About Ohio State Chief's 'Those Damn Catholics' Remarks

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 07.12.2013 | College

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Ohio State University President Gordon Gee took his time apologizing for remarks he made that were critical of the University...

Can A Non-European Pope Heal The Church?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A black or Latin American pope could send the strong message to practicing Catholics and prospective converts in Latin America or Africa that the Catholic Church is committed to making them not only church members, but policy decision makers.

Will President Obama's Team of Rivals Include Mitt Romney?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

Much has been made of the differences between these two presidential rivals, President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. But are they so different after all?

Catholic Priest Comes Out As Gay On Facebook: Report

Posted 10.17.2012 | Gay Voices

A Catholic priest is shaking up the Italian media after reportedly coming out on Facebook. As Gay Star News is reporting, Don Mario Bonfanti decla...

The Deadly Cost of Worshiping the Bible Instead of God

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Anything that leads to murder should raise doubts about its legitimacy when put in service of so-called spiritual truth. That killing was done "for God" and yet didn't lead to a complete re-think about the theological "approach" to a relationship with God is simply insane.

Paul Ryan Choice Lifts Up Difficult Moral Questions

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 10.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Are we our brother's keeper, our sister's keeper? Or are we fighting the idea that taking care of one another is a moral responsibility? This election will matter.

Fundamentalists, Mormons and the "Christian" Question

Randall Balmer | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Randall Balmer

One of the changes in fundamentalism is that it's no longer acceptable publicly to criticize Roman Catholics as "non-Christians," even though most fundamentalists, in their heart of hearts, continue to believe it.

Archbishop Chaput Taking Helm In Philly

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 11.08.2011 | Denver

PHILADELPHIA — Archbishop Charles Chaput (chap-YEW') took the helm of the troubled Roman Catholic church in Philadelphia on Thursday by telling ...

Separating The Sheep From The Goats

Daniel Krotz | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Daniel Krotz

Which one among the 39,000 different Christian denominations in the world today is the genuine Christian article? In our pursuit of becoming a Christian nation "again" how will we separate the sheep from the goats?

Betrayal On Capitol Hill

Tony Campolo | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Campolo

In exchange for getting support for Planned Parenthood from the Republicans, the Democrats were more than ready to betray the poor people they claim to represent.

Catholic Interest In Exorcism Booming

New York Times | LAURIE GOODSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The rite of exorcism, rendered gory by Hollywood and ridiculed by many modern believers, has largely fallen out of favor in the Roman Catholic Church ...

Only Half Of Americans Rate Clergy As Ethical

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service What do nurses, soldiers, pharmacists, elementary school teachers, doctors, and police officers have in common...

Is Elena Kagan a Vegan?

Lawrence Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Meyer

People want to know many things about public officials that are of questionable value to the well being and future of the Republic. Let's not confuse the desire to know with the need to know.

Celibacy Partly To Blame For Clerical Sex Abuse, Says Cardinal

timesonline.co.uk | Richard Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A cardinal seen as a future candidate for the papacy has broken a Vatican taboo by raising the possibility that priestly celibacy is among the causes ...

Pope Condemns "Evil Powers" Of Sorcery, Urges Angolans To Convert

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LUANDA, Angola — Tens of thousands of Angola's Catholics lined the streets of the capital Saturday for a blessing from Pope Benedict XVI, who ur...