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So, you don’t know who should get your vote? Well, there’s always the candidates’ debates. However, should you select the next leader of the free world based on whether he knows how to argue cleverly in public? And there’s always the […]

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In an election year of all times, why would President Barack Obama choose to infuriate both America’s Catholics and Southern Baptists? “It seems that Obama, in a classic act of hubris, has created the means of his own destruction,” writes […]

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by Rebecca Millette Madeleine Gauron, a Quebec, Canada, woman identified as viable for organ donation after doctors diagnosed her as “brain dead,” surprised her family and physicians when she recovered from a coma, opened her eyes, and began eating. The 76-year-old […]

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The Obama administration announced Aug. 1 that insurance plans must cover without cost to women contraceptives that can cause abortions, reports Baptist Press. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said last year’s controversial health-care […]

A 63-year-old British nun caring for leprosy patients for three decades in Bangalore, India, was preparing to leave the country Monday after the Indian government refused to extend her resident permit without giving any reason. “I’m leaving with a heavy […]

By A. JAMES RUDIN c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) It’s hard to escape the barrage of TV ads that praise the benefits of various medications and then conclude with a rapid-fire list of the drug’s potentially harmful side effects. […]

By B. DENISE HAWKINS c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Thomas A. Farrington isn’t looking for cards or a tie this Father’s Day. What he really wants, he says, is for other black men sitting in the pews with a […]

By ADELLE M. BANKS c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Cancer patients who consider the length of their lives to be “in God’s hands” are more willing than others to spend money on treatments that might extend their lives, a […]

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The official Vatican newspaper has praised two recent Hollywood movies for showing the ethical downsides of sperm donation. In the lead article in the Saturday (April 9) edition of L’Osservatore Romano, Carlo Bellieni writes in When Cinema […]

(RNS) Pharmacists with religious objections to “morning-after” emergency contraceptives cannot be compelled to sell the product, an Illinois Circuit Judge ruled Tuesday (April 5). The Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act was passed in 1998 to shield health care […]

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