Steven Waldman

The health care proposal being floated by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus will be attacked or hailed for a variety of reasons. But I’ll say this: based on what I’ve read so far, it may have solved the abortion riddle — enough so that the Catholic Bishops may be able to endorse the plan.…

Pray for Keith Mullins: Due to economy lost job. Which means lost health insurance also. This all happened appx. two months ago. Just diagnosed this week with cancer of both lungs and heart Add your prayers here.

The Washington Monthly magazine has just released its crucially important (and fascinating) college rankings. They argue that while U.S. News and other rankings emphasize factors connected to status or financial success, the Monthly ratings focus on what good the schools do for the nation. Specifically, they look at whether a school helps with social mobility…

Teresa Inman asks for your prayers: My husband got laid off in Dec.I hate praying for money,I feel selfish.I would not be asking for your help if we we;re not in need!I have a brain tumor,and c o p d! I’m on oxgen at all times.The money is not my big problem,now we have no…

http://www.beliefnet.com/prayer/commemoration.asp?milestonetypeid=6&milestoneid=93915 Melissa M. says financial problems are forcing her to take medications for mental illness less: Single Mom dealing with mental illness – I am struggling financially to afford just the basics so medication seems to be taking a back seat. This is causing problems. I am struggling financially to afford just the basics so…

Ted Kennedy wrote a letter to Pope Benedict asking for his prayers. The Holy Father wrote back in part: The Holy Father has read the letter which you entrusted to President Barack Obama, who kindly presented it to him during their recent meeting.He was saddened to know of your illness, and has asked me to…

Cardinal Sean O’Malley presided over Ted Kennedy’s funeral. Cardinal McCarrick presided over the burial ceremony, reading the prayers that were offered Kennedy by Pope Benedict XVI. But Kennedy’s death illustrates once again a split in the Catholic church, which is not between those who are pro-choice and pro-life (priests are all anti-abortion). It’s between those…

Mrs. Kennedy, Kara, Edward, Patrick, Curran, Caroline, members of the Kennedy family, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:Today we say goodbye to the youngest child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy. The world will long remember their son Edward as the heir to a weighty legacy; a champion for those who had none; the soul of the…

The New York Times had a lovely piece about Ted Kennedy’s desire to have a “good ending” to his life. A priest led Mass each week and there was much prayer, and repitition of some of the simple wordly pleasures: “As recently as a few days ago, Mr. Kennedy was still digging into big bowls…

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Steve Waldman

Steven Waldman is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Beliefnet. He's also the author of the Founding Faith: Politics, Providence, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America, which has been published by Random House. Before co-founding Beliefnet in 1999, Waldman was a political journalist, serving as National Editor of U.S. News & World Report and National Correspondent for Newsweek. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Review, The Atlantic, Slate, and many others.

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