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How a Nun Turned a Monastery Garage into a Global Catholic News Network

In March of 1978, a 55-year-old cloistered nun named Mother Angelica went to Chicago. She was there to give workshops to supporters who would distribute …

By Renée K. Gadoua

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“I Have a Dream”: The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Famous Speech

The Lincoln Memorial may be the most iconic place in the United States. Americans go there alone or with friends and family members to remember …

By Stephen Prothero

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Remembering Robert Bellah

Where do we come from and go to? What are we here for? No one wrestled and played more deeply with these questions than did …

By Steven M. Tipton

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The New Jim Crow: Churches Respond to Mass Incarceration

A t 5 p.m. on a Sunday in April, the air crisp and cool, community members began congregating in an open plaza outside the public library …

By Alfredo Garcia

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Bill Cain: A Jesuit Playwright Explores War and Redemption

In April 2010, Father Robert Ver Eecke welcomed fellow Jesuit priest and playwright Bill Cain to a public forum at Boston College (BC). Modeled on …

By Robert Israel

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An Evangelical Scientist’s Notes on Climate Change and Faith

Ahaze covers Colorado roads as a fire burns through thousands of acres of dead and dying trees. The fires raging through portions of the Central …

By Dorothy Boorse

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The Critic Within: On Father Andrew Greeley (1928-2013)

Father Andrew Greeley, who died in May at the age of 85, used to joke that he would be remembered as the Catholic priest who …

By Robert A. Orsi

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The Economic Vision of Pope Francis, a Pontiff for the Poor

When Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement, most evaluations of his pontificate prominently featured the adjective “conservative.” Yet, this same pope, as well as his …

By Michael Sean Winters

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What Marriage Equality Isn’t

The Supreme Court’s recent decisions concerning same-sex marriage have been heavily touted as victories for the LGBT community. The material benefits that accompany marriage and …

By Kent L. Brintnall

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The End of DOMA and the Dismantling of the “Straight State”

Advocates for marriage equality came away from yesterday’s Supreme Court pronouncements on same-sex marriage more jubilant than battered. But there was plenty of hurt to …

By Sarah Barringer Gordon

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

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An Atheist Finds (Some) Reasons to Believe in Her Old Church.

By Sarah Stankorb

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