Faith

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Jacinda Ardern’s hijab shows what New Zealanders really think of Muslims

March 24, 2019 10:29 am

The message is politically confused and an admission of unconscious bigotry

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Why the lessons of Purim remain relevant for Jews today

March 20, 2019 3:39 pm

The festival celebrates the triumph of a persecuted nation over a man, and a people, that sought to destroy it

St Patrick

Who was the real St Patrick: an evangelist or a tax dodger?

March 14, 2019 9:05 am

Saint Patrick Retold: The Legend and History of Ireland’s Patron Saint by Roy Flechner reviewed

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The false equivalence of Islamophobia and anti-Semitism

March 8, 2019 5:53 pm

In America and Britain, one of the worst tropes of our time gains ground

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Bibi’s new alliance has caused an Israeli identity crisis

February 26, 2019 4:13 pm

By welcoming Otzma Yehudit, he has ceded the moral highground

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The comfortable demise of Theodore McCarrick

February 16, 2019 4:14 pm

No other Catholic layman, however devout or virtuous, would be afforded such a happy retirement

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My day: Ilhan Omar

February 13, 2019 12:17 pm

As told to Dominic Green

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Why is Ilhan Omar still on the House Foreign Relations Committee?

February 11, 2019 4:09 pm

The Minnesota congresswoman cluelessly trots out anti-Semitic tropes

abortion

Abortion and the new covert culture war

February 4, 2019 4:08 pm

The two sides of the debate don’t inhabit the same universe

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Revealed: Steve Bannon’s ‘most influential Catholics’ listicle

January 30, 2019 6:42 pm

Who are Steve Bannon’s top Catholic influencers?

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The progressive war on Catholic private schools

January 22, 2019 12:16 pm

First Georgetown Prep, now Covington. Who’s next?

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Prophet, priest and King: understanding the real MLK

January 21, 2019 11:23 am

His work was framed by Scripture

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Why aren’t Democrats denouncing Rashida Tlaib’s blatant anti-Semitism?

January 9, 2019 5:30 pm

She went after people who support anti-BDS legislation for who they are

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How terror changed Europe’s Christmas markets

December 21, 2018 1:05 pm

Europe’s public buildings and major infrastructure are positively surrounded by bollards and steel barriers

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American Catholicism is going back to the future

December 19, 2018 11:20 am

A religious revolution is underway

andrew sullivan

Andrew Sullivan’s false gods

December 12, 2018 11:13 am

The revered writer uses pulpit tones in the service of inquisition

steve bannon

Steve Bannon goes to war with the Pope

December 7, 2018 1:16 pm

He’s setting up Hogwarts for culture warriors in Italy

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The US-Rome feud shows no sign of abating

November 21, 2018 12:07 pm

As conservatives, the US bishops’ instinct is to take the Pope’s slights on the chin. But in the last year, they’ve begun pushing back

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Does America oppose female genital mutilation – or not?

November 21, 2018 7:41 am

A Detroit judge suggests such barbarism can be accepted

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Bishops in Baltimore are privately pessimistic about solving the abuse crisis

November 12, 2018 10:33 am

‘What? This time they’re going to mean it, and I am supposed to act like this is going to change something — for them or me?’

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What happened when I wrote about Islam in Britain

November 9, 2018 1:13 pm

Media commentators can refute what I saw, but I’ve spoken with many British Muslims who agree with my portrayals

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America’s first quantum president

October 30, 2018 12:40 pm

Is Schrödinger’s Cat in the White House?

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Should it be illegal to call Mohammed a paedophile?

October 27, 2018 1:01 pm

The ECHR have decided that truth is not a justification

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I feel for Elizabeth Warren. I pretended to be Jewish for a year

October 17, 2018 12:58 pm

Unlike her, however, I snapped out of it before I was old enough to vote

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Pope Francis was wrong to shower praise on Cardinal Wuerl

October 12, 2018 1:17 pm

Many Catholics are disconcerted – to put it mildly – by the Pope’s letter to Wuerl