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Religion has a role to play in the public square - Margaret Somerville

It is a secularist truism: Religion and religious voices and views have no valid role to play in the public square. Indeed, many secularists are openly hostile to any such participation. But are they correct?  Read more...

Religion: A Source of Division? - Doug McManaman

I was taken aback recently when an old friend of mine argued the position that religion is a major divisive force in the world. In light of recent events, he argues that religion is virtually the only thing that is dividing people in Kashmir and the Middle East, just as it was religion that divided Ireland, not to mention Iran and Iraq.  Read more...

Religious Freedom and the Triumph of the Therapeutic - Thaddeus J. Kozinski

I think the Bishops should try to win this battle using any moral means necessary; and perhaps using the purely practical strategy of appealing to liberalism's own principles might work — this time. But I fear that playing the religious-freedom card alone won't work again.   Read more...

Religious Liberty, Blood Transfusions, Cigarettes and Contraception - Janet E. Smith

Brian Hampel, in his March 5 article in the Kansas State Collegian, "Contraception Should Not Be Treated as Issue of Religious Liberty," asks: "If we can require Jehovah's Witnesses to cover blood transfusions, why couldn’t we require Catholics to cover birth control?"  Read more...

Remembering the Early Church - George Sim Johnston

Lately, I have been hearing a lot about how the primitive Church was not Roman Catholic.  Read more...

Rescuing Tolerance - A. J. Conyers

The notion of tolerance encompasses two quite different ideas. On the one hand it can be understood as an Enlightenment concept hostile to theology. On the other hand it is an attitude with deep roots in the Christian tradition.  Read more...

Responding to common pro-choice arguments - Beatrice Fedor

Short reflections on pro-choice statements with simple responses (a non-exhaustive list).  Read more...

Ring around the collar - Jennifer Graham

Out here in the real world, priests and nuns still command respect.   Read more...

Roots of Marian Devotion Go Back to Old Testament - Scott Hahn

Scholar Scott Hahn roundly rejects the idea held by some outside the Church that Catholics, by honoring Mary, somehow detract from God.  Read more...

Rowing Upstream - Michael Novak

At Harvard a fellow graduate student commented that in discussing a recent university wide survey that went around, those of his contacts who were religious and actually went to church fairly regularly said that they were made to feel that being religious at Harvard, and especially being Catholic, was like having green hair.  Read more...

Saintly 'Science' - Charles Lewis

When doctors, doubters and, in some cases, atheists are called upon by the Vatican to prove miracles.  Read more...

Saints: Holy Siblings - Scott Hahn

To approach the veneration of the Saints from a Biblical perspective, Scott Hahn begins with the Book of Hebrews and the "Old Testament Hall of Fame".   Read more...

Same-sex attractions: Part I – Sexuality and Homosexuality - Father Paul Scalia

One of the greatest issues before us now is that of homosexuality.   Read more...

Same-sex attractions: Part II - The Church’s pastoral response - Father Paul Scalia

Many myths surround the issue of homosexuality. Some of them arise from ignorance, some from misguided compassion, and some from the misinformation and propaganda of the radical homosexual community.  Read more...

Same-sex attractions: Part III - The Courage apostolate - Father Paul Scalia

For the past two weeks this column has set forth the Church’s teaching (which is simply the natural law) on homosexuality. We must know the doctrine and first principles in order to address this issue accurately, always keeping in mind that doctrinal and moral truth is necessary for love.   Read more...

Satan, Sin, and Sociology - Anne Hendershott

In his first homily, given on March 14th, Pope Francis cautioned the faithful that "he who does not pray to the Lord, prays to the devil."    Read more...

Science and Religion - Peter Kreeft

I don’t need your God; I have science to explain everything. Your religion is a crutch for weak minds. You use superstition; I use science. (“Yes and No” is Peter Kreeft's answer to so many religion texts which leave students thinking of religion as little more than a dull and boring rehash of things everyone already knows. Kreeft's book asks hard questions, great questions, and then answers them convincingly.)  Read more...

Scoundrel Time(s) - George Weigel

In a pattern exemplifying the dog's behavior in Proverbs 26:11, the sexual abuse story in the global media is almost entirely a Catholic story, in which the Catholic Church is portrayed as the epicenter of the sexual abuse of the young, with hints of an ecclesiastical criminal conspiracy involving sexual predators whose predations continue today.   Read more...

Scripture Alone - GEORGE SIM JOHNSTON

The Protestant teaching that the Bible is the sole spiritual authority, sola scriptura, is nowhere to be found in the Bible.  Read more...

Scripture on Homosexuality - Robert A.J. Gagnon

What does the Bible say about homosexuality, and why?  Read more...

Scripture Proves the Church - Gary Shirley

Consider the scenario: You are at the park, minding your own business and enjoying a day off from your labors. Suddenly, he appears. The well-meaning Christian who wants to "save" you from damnation. In his zeal to enlighten your wretched soul, he whips out his handy Bible and fires off a few choice New Testament phrases. He is confident you will be dazzled.  Read more...

Scripture Proves the Church - Gary Shirley

Consider the scenario: You are at the park, minding your own business and enjoying a day off from your labors. Suddenly, he appears. The well-meaning Christian who wants to "save" you from damnation. In his zeal to enlighten your wretched soul, he whips out his handy Bible and fires off a few choice New Testament phrases.  Read more...

Searching for one-size-fits-all religion - George Jonas

The main qualification an opinion journalist needs is to be opinionated.  Read more...

Seeing God - Cardinal George Pell

Some years ago a grade six boy asked me what the Book of Exodus (33:23) means when God said that Moses could only see his back and not his face.   Read more...

Seminaries, Celibacy and Dogma - Terry Mattingly

When it comes to nightlife in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle is one of the places where people go to be seen.  Read more...


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