The Common Good

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Seeking Peace Among the Peoples

Last weekend, Christian leaders and lay persons from all walks of life and just about every denominational body came together for the Peace Among the Peoples
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Cleaning Up the Toy Room (and Immigration)

Often when I ask my kids to clean the toy room, one of them will sit in the couch, arms crossed, and claim that she has already cleaned out all "her" toys, and the remaining ones are all her brothe
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Has Hate Corrupted the Church?

As a writer with a public blog, I've become used to getting hate emails. Sure, some people might leave offensive comments on a blog, but the real vitriol gets reserved for emails.
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Attention Must Be Paid

In our 24-hour news cycle society, where news and so-called news (sensationalism, by any other name) is thrown at us at lightning speed and in ever-increasing amounts, it can be difficult to distin
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Who Wins When the U.S. Restricts Religious Freedom?

There is one thing the opponents of the Cordoba Initiative (that plans to build an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero) have in common with the Cordoba Initiative's leadership: their clear con
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U.S. Deficit Problem = U.S. Health Care Cost Problem

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words.
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Our Response to Immigrants: A Blaring Horn or a Beautiful Song?

"I'm against you guys." A middle-aged man from Cincinnati proudly wearing an American flag on his T-shirt defiantly uttered these words to me a few weeks ago in Columbus, Ohio.
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Missouri's Health-Care Dilemma

Yesterday, by a 3-to-1 margin, Missouri voters passed
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Religious Freedom and the Mosque and Community Center

In a unanimous vote yesterday New York City's historic landmarks commission voted to withhold historic protection from the downtown building slated to become a Muslim community center (called Park5
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The Immoral Impediments to Immigration Reform

One day I'd love to understand why conservatives seem so good at public relations, while liberals, at ridicule.
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