Faith: Catholic

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    A new report says this year Americans gave record amounts of private charitable donations. Another report says Americans donated nearly $3 billion to post-hurricane relief efforts. Yet nearly four months after Hurricane Katrina, the magnitude of the destruction is still difficult to comprehend. In the midst of it, many people here say the themes of Christmas are echoing in new and poignant ways.
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    December 16, 2005 | Comments

  • A new RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY national survey has found deep divisions among American Catholics on issues of faith and family. More

    October 19, 2005 | Comments

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    Catholic leaders have often expressed their opposition to certain uses of science, such as anything that threatens human life. But the Church has no objection to basic scientific research itself — from it. That work is honored as trying to understand what God created — in the case of an observatory in Arizona, the entire visible universe. More

    June 3, 2005 | Comments

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    Sister Mary Andrew Matesich is a nun, a scientist, a former college president, and now, a cancer patient who learned not only how to accept her disease but how to help others because of it. More

    November 12, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview with theology professor Timothy Matovina, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame. More

    October 29, 2004 | Comments

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    Read more of R & E’s interview about Catholic voters with John Podesta of the Center for American Progress. More

    October 8, 2004 | Comments

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    Read the full R & E interview about Catholic voters with Mark Rozell, professor of public policy at George Mason University. More

    October 8, 2004 | Comments

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    With religion a significant factor in how people vote, we begin this week a three-part series on religious voting blocs. Today, one of the most important of those blocs: Catholic voters. Once loyal to the Democratic Party, Catholics are now as divided as the rest of the nation. More

    October 8, 2004 | Comments

  • Father Greg Boyle is giving former gang members a chance at a better future. More

    September 10, 2004 | Comments

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    In Utah, people who get licenses to carry concealed weapons can carry them even in church. If a church does not want its worshippers armed, it can either post a “No Guns” notice at the door or register with a state agency as a no-guns site. That has provoked a battle between the gun lobby and the Mormon church, on one side, and several other churches, on the other. More

    July 23, 2004 | Comments

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