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    Bob Abernethy discusses Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York with Religion & Ethics Newsweekly managing editor Kim Lawton. More

    April 18, 2008 | Comments

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    Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, was saved from the Holocaust as an infant by his Polish Catholic nanny, who baptized and raised him as a Catholic during the war years. He recalls a conversation with Pope Benedict XVI about that experience. More

    April 17, 2008 | Comments

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    After President Bush's April 16 White House meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY managing editor Kim Lawton looks at how Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain continue their appeals to Catholic voters.

    April 16, 2008 | Comments

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    Watch this narrated slideshow as carpenter - and Catholic deacon - Dave Cahoon constructs the altar furniture for Thursday's Papal Mass.

    April 16, 2008 | Comments

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    Producer Patti Hanley and I were on the press list to cover Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the White House this morning.

    April 16, 2008 | Comments

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    The White House has been keeping details of the pope's visit under wraps, but last week a few officials from the president's and First Lady's staff briefed reporters on some of lighter touches of their pontiff-planning.

    April 15, 2008 | Comments

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    Read David E. Anderson’s review of “American Religious Poems,” an anthology of American religious poetry. More

    April 11, 2008 | Comments

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    The Holy See has played an active global role for centuries. It has permanent observer status at the United Nations and has all the rights of full UN membership except voting.

    April 11, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Pope Benedict, the Vatican, and foreign policy with Father Thomas Reese, S.J., senior fellow at Georgetown University's Woodstock Institute.

    April 11, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about the Vatican and foreign policy with J. Peter Pham, director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University.

    April 11, 2008 | Comments