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What Catholics Can Teach Glenn Beck About Social Justice

While it's generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, his recent attacks on churches that preach "social justice" has rightly earned the condemnation of diverse faith leaders
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Healing the Nation's Soul with Mutual Respect

The health-care struggle culminating in Sunday's vote brought out the best and the worst of legislators' and citizens' behavior.
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What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand About Biblical Social Justice

When Glenn Beck promised to devote a whole week of his television show to come after me, I wasn't sure he really meant it. I guess he did. Last night he began to make good on the threat he made on his radio show that "the hammer will fall."
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5 Books to Spark Your Soul

Alas, simply reading a book won't make you a better person.
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Ruth Was a Moabite 'Illegal' Immigrant

Every once in a while I get an "aha" moment and I can't turn my mind off, thus preventing me from a good night's sleep. Last night's "aha" moment came as I was reflecting on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.
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A Significant Step Toward Health Reform in Spite of Poisonous Politics

From the very beginning, more than a year ago, the faith community called on the president and Congress to follow three principles in health-care reform: that it be framed as a moral issue; that it provide coverage to all who need health care, and that the sanctity of life be respecte
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Reconciliation: Will I Know It When I See It?

Tiger & Elin. Jon & Kate. Deadly Viper and some angry Asian Americans.
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