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The Top 10 Stories of April 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

News Digest for April 20, 2012 Quote of the day. “I don’t want to overemphasize my Catholicism here. But I know my religion. I know religions in general. In the New Testament ...

Religious Belief Highest in Developing and Catholic Countries
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 5:50pm | Type: Blog

Belief in God is slowly declining in most countries around the world, according to a new poll, but the truest of the true believers can still be found in developing countries and Catholic societies. ...

Catholic Group Leaves Vanderbilt Over Membership Rules
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

One of the largest student religious groups at Vanderbilt University is leaving campus in a dispute over the school's non-discrimination policy that bars student groups from requiring their leaders to hol ...

Lapsed Catholics Explain Why They Leave Church
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 7:24pm | Type: Blog

TRENTON, N.J. — As part of a survey to understand why they have stopped attending Mass, a few hundred Catholics were asked what issues they would raise if they could speak to the bishop for five minutes. The ...

Catholic School Teacher Fired for Gay Wedding Plans
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

NORMANDY, Mo. — A popular music teacher at a Catholic Church was fired after church officials learned that he planned to marry his male partner of 20 years in New York, where same-sex marriage is legal. ...

How the evangelical vote is shifting, as illustrated by the GOP field
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:12pm | Type: Press

February 27, 2012 Sojo in the News Ben Szobody ...

Humanae Vitae: Catholic Birth Control Decree Remains Controversial
Originally Posted: 02/12/2012 - 5:53pm | Type: Blog

Some say Pope Paul VI predicted the dangers of loosening sexual morals: widespread divorce, disease and promiscuity. Others say he cracked open a culture of dissent that has seeped into every corner of the chu ...

Poll: Americans support contraception coverage, divided over religious exemptions
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

A majority of Americans — including Catholics — believe that employers should be required to provide employee health care plans that cover contraception and birth control at no cost, according to a new survey. ...

O, the Irony: In Galileo’s Hometown, Vatican Celebrates Science
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

Nearly four centuries after the Roman Catholic Church branded Galileo Galilei a heretic for positing that the sun was the center of the universe, the Vatican is co-hosting a major science exhibition in his hom ...

Rick Santorum Wins Over Evangelicals By Breaking With His Own Catholic Creed
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is a darling of the Christian right, and made a tremendous showing among evangelicals in the Iowa caucuses. But Santorum himself is a Catholic, and while many of ...

Critical Mass
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Karen Sue Smith Fifty years after Vatican II, will a new generation of lay Catholics lead prophetic change in the church and in the world ...

Must-Read du Jour: "Nuns Who Won't Stop Nudging"
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

A story in today's New York Times caught my eye (and my heart) immediately when I saw the headline:"Nuns Who Won't Stop Nudging." Oh how I dearly love a good n ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Looking at reality TV’s latest sensation: All American Muslim, stories of Missouri's Chocolate University harvesting more than cocoa beans, exploring the terms behind the latest anti-bullying legislation, ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The High Cost of Anti-Immigrant Laws The High Cost of Anti-Immigrant Laws This past summer, the Econo Lodge off Interstate 75 in Tifton, Georgia, where we and other waterm ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 President Obama and aides are bracing for a tough re-el ...

Newt Gingrich: A Catholic Running Against Islam?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and high-profile conservative intellectual, announced that he is officially in the running for the Republican nomination for president. New ...

'Farewell Rob Bell' (Or, John Piper's Inferno)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/1100301-robbell.jpg"></a>"Farewell Rob Bell." With this three word tweet John Piper -- senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist church in ...

Conversion Stories and Mary Karr's Lit
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I used to live in a world where God was a given and unapologetic faith was the lens through which the world was seen and interpreted.</p> I used to live in a world where God ...

Glenn Beck: Does He Really Matter?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In the course of our <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/glenn-beck/">various responses</a> and<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=soj1009& ...

Open Letter from Hans Kung to Catholic Bishops
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

We wanted to make sure that folks saw <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2010/0416/1224268443283.html" target="_blank">this letter</a> that circulated in the ...

The Jewish Roots of Christianity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

I was intrigued recently over a <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Law/divorce-battle-joseph-reyes-faces-jail-baptizing-daughter-church/story?id=9845919" target="_blank">story</a&g ...

Constantly Seeking Transfiguration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As an adolescent, I had a lot in common with <a href="http://fromthepewsintheback.com/2009/04/26/somethingmore/" target="_blank">my youngest brother</a> in terms of my ...

Is George W. Bush Pro-Life? Is Any Politician?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Former President George W. Bush <a href="http://www.ocregister.com/news/bush-232385-life-president.html">receives a pro-life award</a> this weekend from Legatus, an organization ...

Devils in the Details: Robertson's Revision of Haitian History
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Whether or not Robertson had malicious intentions when he declared that Haiti's tragic history was the result of a "pact with the devil" made by early leaders of the revolt against their French ...

A More Serious Threat to Catholic Identity than Removing Public Crucifixes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In his article<a href="http://ncronline.org/blogs/all-things-catholic/benedicts-ongoing-battle-against-secularism"> "Benedict's ongoing battle against secularism,"</a> < ...

The Media's Favorite Catholic Culture Warrior
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Just in time for Halloween, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is once again spooked about all those "radical secularists" lurking ominously behind ever corner. ...

Conservative Catholicism's Political Enforcers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

As a struggling Catholic, the uproar and division caused by conservative U.S. As a struggling Catholic, the uproar and division caused by conservative U.S. Catholic groups (with t ...

A Choice for Catholic Bishops: Confrontation or Engagement?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the dangers posed by some U.S. Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the danger ...

A Place at the Table
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I recently celebrated the ninth annual Hatch family reunion on Cape Cod, my favorite family gathering. I recently celebrated the ninth annual Hatch family reunion on Cape Cod, my ...

Obama's Catholic Moment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Against the backdrop of protest and spectacle that threatened to overshadow graduation at the University of Notre Dame last week, President Obama delivered a graceful commencement address that stan ...

Be Not Afraid: Faith and Reason in the Notre Dame 'Scandal'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Notre Dame President Rev. Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins is facing furious backlash after inviting President Barack Obama to give the university's commencemen ...

Tony Jones: Three Choices in Pluralism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Last week, I caused a bit of a dust-up by <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/02/tony-jones-honest-questions-for-mitt.html">wondering aloud about Mitt Romney's LDS faith< ...