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How moms set children’s spiritual compass and why it matters  
05-08-2015From around the web
By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN (RNS) Religious identity used to be “inherited.” “Cradle Catholic” is shorthand for born into the faith; within Judaism, the faith is passed through a Jewi...

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Liberation theology’s founder basks in a belated rehabilitation under Pope Francis  
05-07-2015From around the web
By DAVID GIBSON | NEW YORK (RNS) It used to be that just saying the words “liberation theology” around Catholics was enough to start a schism-level fight, or at least raise a red flag in Rome. ...

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Why David Brooks is my rabbi (COMMENTARY)  
05-06-2015From around the web
By JEFFREY SALKIN (RNS) Is David Brooks becoming a Christian? That’s the question that some people have been asking about The New York Times’ op-ed columnist, especially in the...

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Pope Francis and Pay Equity  
05-05-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen reacts to the Pope's statement on pay equity for men and women....

Celebrating Women in the Priesthood  
05-01-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen celebrates friend Rev. Ana Langerak's 25th year in the Episcopal priesthood, and longs for a day when Catholicism will welcome women with open arms as well.  ...

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Faith in the Oval Office  
04-28-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen reflects on the religious backgrounds of a handful of 2016 presidential hopefuls. ...

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Why Violent Religious Extremism?  
04-22-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen writes about her interview with Sarah Chayes on why governmental corruption is fueling groups like ISIS in the Middle East. ...