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Franciscan friars back American nuns in Vatican spat

(RNS) The brothers have come to the sisters’ defense. Leaders from seven Franciscan provinces in the U.S. publicly backed a group of American nuns on Thursday (June 7), calling a Vatican crackdown on the women “excessive.” The …

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Would An Agnostic Make the Best President?

Does talking about religion distract Politicians from “real” issues?

It’s always refreshing when religious leaders strive to embody the very best values their faith has to offer. I have been reminded of this often over the past year, which is shaping up to be banner one for Christian leaders in the “practice what you preach” department.

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Wisconsin: A Political Scientist Surveys the Recall Election

Editor’s Note: Today (June 5) Wisconsin voters head to the polls in a special recall election, where they will decide either to keep Governor Scott Walker in office or to replace him with Democratic challenger Tom Barrett. …

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Mormons march in Gay Pride Parade to build bridges

Before the drag queens in heels danced across Main Street, more than 300 members of the LDS Church left Utah Gay Pride Parade spectators in tears Sunday morning. One Mormon father turned to the crowd and thanked …

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The War on Gays

The sentencing of Dharun Ravi for the hateful abuse that may have driven his gay roommate at Rutgers, Tyler Clementi, to commit suicide, or Barack Obama’s public acceptance of gay marriage, prevents many of us from seeing …

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Peace in Jerusalem

I thought for sure I would live long enough to see peace come to Israel.

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Red White and Blue No Longer

Religion and a Non-White American Future The U.S. Census Bureau, never one to rush to judgment, has now made it official: fewer than 50% of the babies born in the United States during the year ending in …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Otis Moss III To the Black Clergy Concerning the President’s Endorsement of Gay Marriage

The following words are from the Reverend Otis Moss, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois concerning President Obama’s recent public endorsement of Gay Marriage. The content of the letter is posted in …

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Pat Brittenden Podcast from May 22nd, 2012

Madison Shockley talks with Pat Brittenden about Marriage Equality and the Catholic Church suing the Obama Administration amongst other things.

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Church Controversy is in Georgetown’s DNA

When Georgetown University students gathered on the Healy Lawn for their graduation this past weekend, they did so within sight of a stately seated statue of John Carroll, the university’s founder and the first Roman Catholic bishop …

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NAACP Endorses Gay Marriage

Less than two weeks after President Barack Obama announced his public support forgay marriage, a prominent African-American civil rights organization is following suit. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s board of directors voted to …

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7 Religion Stories to Watch in the 2012 Battleground States

With the nominating contest all but over, attention now turns to the electoral map and the key states that will decide the Romney vs. Obama 2012 contest. While more than a few reporters are heading to Utah …

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