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Health Care Reform: Catholics and Abortion Coverage
November 20, 2009
Health Care Reform: Catholics and Abortion Coverage
Watch Cardinal Francis George, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, discuss abortion and health care reform.
November 20, 2009
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Muslims in the Military
November 13, 2009
Muslims in the Military
There is increasing scrutiny on Muslims in the US military after the tragedy at Fort Hood, even while the Muslim community strongly condemns the shootings. "Actually, according to Islamic law, what [Major Nidal Hasan] did was criminal, immoral, and unethical and against the teachings of Islam in ...
November 13, 2009
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Juvenile Sentencing
November 13, 2009
Juvenile Sentencing
On November 9, a divided Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases about just punishment for juveniles convicted of non-homicide offenses. Are life sentences imposed on juvenile offenders cruel and unusual?
November 13, 2009
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Jeni Stepanek on Faith and Grief
November 13, 2009
Jeni Stepanek on Faith and Grief
In a new book about inspirational poet Mattie Stepanek, who died in 2004, his mother Jeni writes about his short life and lasting legacy.
November 13, 2009
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Jeni Stepanek Extended Interview
November 13, 2009
Jeni Stepanek Extended Interview
Read and watch more of Kim Lawton's interview with Jeni Stepanek, who says her son, best-selling poet and speaker Mattie Stepanek, had "a universal message--give and you shall receive."
November 13, 2009
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Gray Land
November 12, 2009
Gray Land
In his book "Gray Land: Soldiers on War," portrait and documentary photographer Barry Goldstein writes that "even at its best, day-to-day life in a combat zone has a corrosive effect on mind, body, and spirit."
November 12, 2009
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The Church and the Fall of the Wall
November 6, 2009
The Church and the Fall of the Wall
"If any event ever merited the description of miracle," says the Rev. Christian Fuhrer, it was the 1989 revolution that reunited East and West Germany, "a revolution that grew out of the church."
November 6, 2009
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Health Care and the Common Good
November 6, 2009
Health Care and the Common Good
Hastings Center bioethicist and philosopher Daniel Callahan says the common good as a moral value should be the foundation for American health care reform, but it has been largely absent from the current public debate.
November 6, 2009
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City Creek Center
November 6, 2009
City Creek Center
City planner Stephen Goldsmith says this private development project of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints creates a "we-they" divide. Jason Mathis of Salt Lake City's Downtown Alliance says the church is creating "a community that is going to last for the next hundred years."
November 6, 2009
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New Federal Hate Crimes Law
October 30, 2009
New Federal Hate Crimes Law
A recent expansion of the federal hate crimes law "does not suspend the First Amendment," says New York Times staff writer David Kirkpatrick, "and there's nobody, I think, on either side of the US Senate or House of Representatives that intends to see preachers locked in jail."
October 30, 2009
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Muslims in Germany
October 30, 2009
Muslims in Germany
Germany has twice as many mosques as the United States, but it still has a long way to go to provide equal opportunities for Muslim immigrants and their children.
October 30, 2009
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The Monastic Life
October 30, 2009
The Monastic Life
There will always be a purpose to monastic life, say the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, as long as there is a need in the world for silence, prayer, simplicity, and balance.
October 30, 2009
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