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Prayerland U.S.A.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Recently, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/magazine/20Prayer-t.html?pagewanted=1&amp;_r=1&amp;em"><em>The New York Time</em>s <em>Magazine</em> publish ...

A Choice for Catholic Bishops: Confrontation or Engagement?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | 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 ...

40 Days for Health Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

If you watch enough cable news you would think the fight over health-care reform has been reduced to protestors screaming about socialism, "death panels," and the evils of government. ...

An Open Letter On Health Care to Conservative Christians in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Dear Friends,</p> Dear Friends, Although today I would not call myself a political or social conservative, I am grateful for my heritage as an evangelical Christian: My ...

Bishops vs. The Bomb: Act II
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

When the United States and the Soviet Union stared into the abyss of nuclear Armageddon during the Cold War, filmmaker Stanley Kubrick began reading obscure journals like the <em>Bulletin of the At ...

Executions Worldwide Nearly Doubled in 2008
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The number of executions worldwide nearly doubled last year compared with 2007, according to a <a title="http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ACT50/003/2009/en/0b789cb1-baa8-4c1b-bc35-58b6063098 ...

The Pope and the President: Unlikely Allies Seeking Common Ground for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

When Pope Benedict XVI meets with President Obama in Rome today, a shy German theologian and a charismatic leader known for his international rock star appeal will find plenty to agree on despite s ...

Clean Energy is the 'Space Race' of Our Age
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Last Tuesday, as a member of <a href="http://www.catholics-united.org/">Catholics United</a>, I joined countless others in Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of the American Clean Energ ...

Obama's Catholic Moment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | 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 ...

Priest Scandal Re-opens Celibacy Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Scandal has again surfaced in the American Catholic Church, but, gratefully, this time it is not over child abuse or mismanagement of funds. Scandal has again surfaced in the Amer ...

Love Your Neighbor, Love the Earth
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

5:31-32, 19:3-9; Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18), and this did not go unnoticed by early church fathers ...

A Good Friday Appeal to Abolish the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Ten years ago on Good Friday, the <a href="http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/national/criminal/appeal.shtml">United States Conference of Catholic Bishops</a> issued a statement and call to action ...

Be Not Afraid: Faith and Reason in the Notre Dame 'Scandal'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | 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 ...

Apologies of the Powerful
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

"<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5354862.stm">I am deeply sorry</a> for the reactions in some countries to a few passages of my address," <a href="http://www. ...

Obama at Notre Dame: Continuing a Tradition of Dialogue
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Barack Obama will be the ninth president awarded an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame and the sixth president to address its graduates during commencement services. ...

The Obama Notre Dame Controversy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The University of Notre Dame recently announced that President Barack Obama will be its spring commencement speaker and that he will also be receiving an honorary doctorate of laws degree. ...

What Makes Liberals and Conservatives Angry? Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to something. When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to so ...

Markets, Morality, and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Not long ago, those who demonized government and preached the go ...

The Real History of 'Saint Patrick': The Saint He Wasn't, the Man He Was
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

It is said that everyone in the world is Irish today in honor of Saint Patrick. It is said that everyone in the world is Irish today in honor of Saint Patrick. It would be a very ...

An Unsung Catholic Environmental Legacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Current newspapers and blogs are replete with commentaries on the outcome of the presidential elections, the ailing economy, and life issues, especially abortion. Current newspape ...

A Fine Start for Common Ground Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The first weeks of the Obama administration have been a whirlwind of appointments, and as advertised, "change," but the aspect most in evidence is the president's efforts at finding common groun ...

'The Needs of the Poor Take Priority Over the Desires of the Rich'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> As a Catholic, I have been taught about the importance of the po ...

Common Ground Abortion Reduction on The Washington Post's Front Page
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/17/AR2008111703682.html">Today's front page feature in <em>The Washington Post</em></a> is a good pr ...

Father Roy Bourgeois Faces Excommunication for Support of Women's Ordination
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

"I know you know what you're doing," Janice Sevre-Duszynska told Father Roy Bourgeois when he agreed to co-preside and give the homily at her ordination Mass, "but do you know what you' ...

Keeping the 'Consistent' in 'Consistent Ethic of Life'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Twelve years ago this week, the Catholic Church lost one of her great and humble leaders, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.</p> Twelve years ago this week, the Catholic Church lost ...

Catholic Bishops Denounce Immigration Raids as Anti-Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.ccir&amp;item=ccir_mult"></a>Last year I lived in a Catholic Worker house that offers hospitality to immigrants without f ...

The Indescribable Drama of Transfiguration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> Next Wednesday is the Feast of the Transfiguration. What that means is ...

New Hope Down Under
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Though it is winter in Australia, the sun was shining on Sydney Harbor, one of the most beautiful urban landscapes in the world. Though it is winter in Australia, the sun was shin ...

The Catholic Worker Movement after 75 Years
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Christine Haider, 25, is preparing for her confirmation to the Roman Catholic Church. Christine Haider, 25, is preparing for her confirmation to the Roman Catholic Chur ...

In the Image of God
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>When <A title=http://www.zenit.org/article-22334?l=english href="http://www.zenit.org/article-22334?l=english">Pope Benedict XVI recently spoke to the U.N.</A> General Assembly, ...

WSJ: That 'Insulting' Pope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Thank God for <I>The Wall Street Journal</I> editorial board. Now that's a phrase I never imagined uttering. Thank God for The Wall Street Journal ...

Pope Watch: Part 1
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I love the "construction phase" of liturgy and great ceremony. I love the "construction phase" of liturgy and great ceremony. Waiting at the John ...

Bobblehead Pope On the Rails
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Who says that Americans don't have a sense of humor? Who says that Americans don't have a sense of humor? This video ad put out by the Washington, D.C., transit auth ...

In the Image of God: Male and Female
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>When I asked a leading progressive biblical scholar who was doing the very best bible work on images of God and gender theology, she didn't hesitate in her answer: Elizabeth Johnson, she said. ...

Catholic Wisdom on Iran and Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is holding its annual meeting this week. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is holding its annual meeting this week. They ...

Jim Wallis: The Catholic Bishops Respond on Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

<P><A title=http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/07/jim-wallis-peace-cannot-simply.html href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/07/jim-wallis-peace-cannot-simply.html">A ...