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A Holy Nuisance

Padre Alejandro Solalinde is one of the most vocal advocates for human rights in Mexico. In 2007 he opened Hermanos en el Camino (“Brothers on the Road”), a shelter...

Can This Campaign Be Constructive?

What might a reasonable, constructive presidential campaign look like? To ask the question invites immediate dissent because we probably can't even agree...

Romney's Religion

It is widely considered improper to ask a presidential candidate about his religion and its political implications. The notion is mistakenly derived from the final...

All Aboard?

There is a healthy struggle brewing among the nation's Roman Catholic bishops. A previously silent group, upset over conservative colleagues defining the church's...

Behind Bain

In this election, we're not having an argument that pits capitalism against socialism. We are trying to decide what kind of capitalism we want. It is a debate as...

The Easiest Cut Is the Deepest

A close friend’s son recently began a prison sentence. When he entered the “correctional institution,” he told the authorities he was a Presbyterian. The following...

Quit the Church?

Recently, a group called the Freedom from Religion Foundation ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post cast as an "open letter to 'liberal' and 'nominal' Catholics...

Trump Card

We expect some hypocrisy in politics, but it was still jaw-dropping to behold Republicans accusing President Barack Obama of politicizing the anniversary of the...

As Connecticut Goes...

Since the 2010 elections, the activism of newly empowered conservative and Republican state legislatures has gained national attention with their wars on public-...

Small Ball

We are about to have the worst presidential campaign money can buy. The Supreme Court's dreadful Citizens United decision and a somnolent Federal Election...

Trigger Happy

It's understandable if unfortunate that the controversy surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin has polarized the country along both racial and ideological lines...

Boxed In

Rick Santorum's departure from the presidential race could not come soon enough for Mitt Romney. In proving himself more tenacious than anyone predicted, Santorum...
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