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Attempting to Understand Clergy Sexual Abuse

The sex abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church simply will not go away. Even the Pope himself is not immune.
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Video: More Than 200,000 Rally for Immigration Reform on the National Mall

A week has passed since more than 200,000 supporters of immigration reform rallied on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for March FOR America: Change Takes Courage and Faith.
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A New START Toward Nuclear Disarmament

When word came down last Friday that the U.S. and Russia would sign a new strategic arms reduction treaty (START), Ana Marie Cox posted this message to her 1.5 million twitter followers:
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Health Care: Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers?

So my son came home from kindergarten on Friday all ravenous and hungry like he always is. No snacks in school so he is always a raving lunatic looking for a cookie after school.
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Christian Militias, Revelation, and Christ's Consistent Nonviolence

One of the most important subjects addressed in my recent book
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Passover for Non-Jews and 'the Bread of Affliction'

In preparing a Passover seder in which many of my guests are first-timers and non-Jews, I am challenged by a number of factors: There is the barrier of language -- some of the texts that we read ar
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Lent on $2.50 a Day

My friend Irene Groot decided to try the Lenten Experiment this year. "I recently sent off a couple of hundred dollars to a local soup kitchen," she e-mailed me this morning. "That's the money I saved taking up your challenge."
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Dorothy Day: Unapologetic Radical, but no Marxist

It was surprising to see Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, described on the Glenn Beck show as a Marxist.
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