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2012 was a year packed with church-state fireworks.
Columbine, Newtown and the culture of death
Has violence become so prevalent in our society that we have become largely unconscious of it?
Dave Brubeck's long pilgrimage
The jazz master decided as an adult to be baptized as a Catholic but resisted the term "convert" and repeatedly explained that he found it impossible to describe precisely what he had "converting from."
Occupy Advent 2012
Most Americans "frontload" Christmas celebrations into the weeks before Christmas, trample Advent and then ignore the traditional season of Christmas.
Holy matrimony and civic unions, Part II
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly offers up the second of two columns on the current debates about Holy Matrimony and civil unions.
Can churches cut ties to civil marriage rites?
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly offers up the first of two columns on the current debates about Holy Matrimony and civil unions.
Preaching to a consumer culture
Father John Kavanaugh -- priest, teacher, philosopher, author -- saw the need to preach to followers truths they didn't want to hear, says religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
Blunt commandments for faith bloggers
As in the secular media, the social-media tsunami has rocked the old-guard religious publications, says religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
Serious Catholic words at that funny political dinner
The Alfred E. Smith Dinner is a presidential campaign event where humor takes center stage but, as religion columnist Terry Mattingly reminds us, it is also a charity fundraiser and an opportunity to recall the humanitarian virtues of the event's namesake.
Billy Graham and Election 2012
Has the national advertising campaign launched by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association crossed a line drawn by Rev. Graham himself, asks religion columnist Terry Mattingly.
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