Culture: The wages of war
The price tag of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is costing us more than just dollars and cents, writes Kevin Clarke.
Church: Why is there no mention of transubstantiation in the creed?
If the belief in transubstantiation is what distinguishes Catholics from other Christians, why don't we profess it every week? John Switzer answers this reader-submitted question in Glad You Asked.
Life: Old habits die hard
Some young religious want to get back in the habit, writes Heather Grennan Gary. The older members of their communities are struggling to understand their reasons.
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The Examined Life: Remembering 9/11, prayers not included
As much of the East Coast attempts to dry out today, there's one thing that hasn't been washed away by Hurricane Irene: the anger over New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision last week to exclude clergy from the 9/11 tenth anniversary ceremony.
The Examined Life: What kinds of questions should we be asking presidential candidates who profess a faith?
Last week Bill Keller (executive editor of the New York Times) posed some "tough questions" to presidential candidates.
Margin Notes: Interfaith leaders to protest Keystone pipeline at White House
A group of more than 60 interfaith religious leaders gathered at the White House with NASA lead climate scientist Dr. James Hansen in protest of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The Examined Life: 150 ways to applaud the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago
Here's my answer to Sister Mary Jean Ryan of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, quoted in the New York Times and then in a USCatholic.org blog post here earlier this week as saying, "Perhaps this is a moment for people to acknowledge the contribution that has been made by women religious throughout our history in the United States."
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