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Although the wave of battles now underway in several parts of the country over religious freedom laws and LGBT rights may come as a surprise to some people, it shouldn’t. At least since last … more
Now that the dust stirred by publication of Pope Francis’ new document on marriage and the family has started to settle, it’s time for assessments that avoid the overwrought tone of some early … more
As the presidential primaries wear on, a potentially serious dilemma has begun to take shape for some voters. The question isn’t for whom to vote in November but whether to vote at all. Yes, … more
While President Obama is correct in saying the war on terror is not and mustn’t become a war against Islam, it would be foolish to ignore the religious dimension of Islamic terrorism as now … more
News that Pope Francis will travel to Sweden in October for an event marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation underlines the fact that the Catholic Counter-Reformation is over. … more
To no one’s particular surprise, the process of filling the Supreme Court vacancy created by Antonin Scalia’s death has morphed into a huge Washington-style power struggle. What may not be so … more
Speculation and trial balloons floating lately over the Vatican walls suggest that Pope Francis wants to open up a discussion of married priests in the church. According to reports, this will be the … more
It would be like telling the story of World War II and leaving out Hitler. That’s what telling the story told in the Gospels would be like without taking account of the devil. He and his evil … more
In one of his informative dispatches from Rome during the Synod on the Family last fall, Robert Royal remarked with regret on the extent to which the synod fathers appeared to have taken their … more
The potential presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, a media critic when it suits his purposes, is a creature of the media. Trump has a knack for saying outrageous things, and journalists have … more
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