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  • Join in prayer to end violence in Iraq [Commentary]

    Join in prayer to end violence in Iraq [Commentary]
    Sectarian violence in Iraq has worsened dramatically in recent days, especially for Christians in the war-torn nation, prompting Pope Francis to appoint an envoy to meet with religious and government leaders in Iraq as well as with those Christians who...
  • San Francisco archbishop says March for Marriage is not anti-LGBT

    San Francisco archbishop says March for Marriage is not anti-LGBT
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has responded to an open letter from dozens of public officials, community and faith leaders who had asked him not to attend the March for Marriage this week, saying the event is "not 'anti-LGBT' ... it...
  • Feds revise rule on birth control mandate

    Feds revise rule on birth control mandate
    Under increasing legal and political pressure, the Obama administration issued a new rule Friday designed to ensure that female employees have access to birth control while accommodating religious employers that object to covering it through their...
  • Government issues new revision on birth control insurance mandate

    The Obama administration issued a new rule Friday aimed at winding down its years-long fight with religious groups over the requirement in its landmark healthcare law that companies provide insurance that covers contraceptives. The new rule will allow...
  • Pope Francis may visit three U.S. cities next year

    Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he’s considering plans to visit the United States, and may make the trip a multi-city tour of North America that could include a stop in Mexico. In a news conference aboard the papal plane as he was returning...
  • Religious rights and gay rights

    Last month, President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Equally notable is what the president didn't do: He refused to exempt religious organizations....
  • From sodomy to gay marriage

    From sodomy to gay marriage
    The Supreme Court argument on the constitutionality of a California ban on same-sex marriage took place on the 10th anniversary of the arguments in another critical case involving treatment of gays. In the end, allegedly activist liberal justices  defied ...
  • A new plan for birth control coverage

    The Obama administration, trying to defuse one of the most contentious issues in its healthcare law, proposed Friday a new way to shield religiously affiliated organizations, such as hospitals and universities, from having to provide contraceptive...
  • Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines

    Stephen Colbert wears his religion in his punch lines
    Like everything Stephen Colbert does on television, it's set up as a joke. A nun and a television host walk into a studio. They discuss the recent papal censure of American nuns for "perpetrating a feminist agenda." The host takes a hard line. "The...
  • Banned priest not monitored

    Banned priest not monitored
    WHITLEY CITY, Ky. — Five years after church officials ordered the Rev. Carroll Howlin to stop functioning as a missionary priest in this isolated mountain community, Joliet diocesan leaders received a letter from a suburban pastor that illuminated...
  • Mailbag: Balboa Island story left out link to global warming

    Re. "Flood risk: Bane of Balboa Island's existence," (May 5): I was surprised no mention was made of the reason the Federal Emergency Management Agency revised its flood maps — global warming. FEMA's conservative estimate of sea rise, according to...