Faith: Catholic

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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 | 0 Comments

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    In India, in the city of Kalimpong, the poorest children have one place to go to school. It is called the Gandhi Ashram, and it’s run by a Canadian Jesuit priest. Father Thomas McGuire seeks students out, feeds them, teaches them, and gives them confidence — and violins. More

    July 9, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    A doctor and a multimillionaire businessman are working together to give provide aid and medicine to people in need. More

    June 18, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    Read the R&E interview with Archbishop Thomas Kelly of Louisville, Kentucky about end-of-life issues. More

    May 21, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    There is a moral issue that is facing and dividing many families: what to do when someone you love is in what doctors call a persistent vegetative state. Is it best to withdraw the feeding tube, despite the objections of others? Or do you keep alive indefinitely someone doctors say will never recover?

    May 21, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    The debate over abortion and Catholic politicians affects all Catholic public officials who are pro-choice. Catholic politicians, both past and present, often face many challenges when it comes to questions of faith and politics. More

    May 14, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    Read Lucky Severson’s interview with former New York governor Mario Cuomo (D) about the controversy over John Kerry and punishing Catholic politicians who support abortion rights. More

    April 30, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    Many of the best known Christmas traditions were actually adapted from pagan practices and given new Christian meanings. More

    December 19, 2003 | 0 Comments

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    There’s a movement under way among many Catholic women and women scholars to revise the reputation of Mary Magdalene. For centuries, she was reviled as a prostitute. But now, with the discovery of ancient text, several recent movies and novels are portraying her as an important figure in early church history.
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    November 21, 2003 | 0 Comments

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    RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY profiles Peter Steinfels — Catholic, THE NEW YORK TIMES religion columnist, and author of the book A PEOPLE ADRIFT. Steinfels discusses the challenges facing the U.S. Catholic Church, from the sex abuse scandal to ordination of women, which he fears may send the church into an “irreversible decline” if they are not acted upon. More

    October 3, 2003 | 0 Comments

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