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Vatican II: Looking Back Can Help Us Move Forward

Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council out of a conviction that the Catholic Church needed to recognize that the world is not a hostile place and the church... read more >

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Theological education rebounds, but fewer students enroll

As some seminaries consolidate and others close, new schools are opening alongside new degree programs and a rise in online education.

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Faith and Politics — Why it Matters

In a 2010 speech, Rick Santorum offered his views of religion, the moral life and how faith informs his political decision-making. Watch excerpts from his speech in a 3½-minute video... read more >

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Catholic Institutions Defy the Obama Administration

Forty-three Catholic institutions filed federal lawsuits in a coordinated effort to secure the continued separation of church beliefs and practices from state claims of an overriding interest. Bob Abernethy of... read more >

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The Community is What Counts

Arnold M. Eisen, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, shares the concern of mainline Protestantism over declines in participation. That challenge, he suggests, is best addressed by... read more >

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Expert advice and questions for Cardinal Timothy Dolan

As New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elevated to the College of Cardinals, Odyssey Networks, an interfaith consortium that seeks to build bridges between faiths and promote the positive aspects... read more >

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How a Small Church Creates a Big Ministry Impact

With a full-time staff of just three people, Metro Baptist Church serves nearly 1,600 community members in the infamous New York neighborhood known as Hell’s Kitchen through preschool and after-school... read more >

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Rep. Paul Ryan and the Rev. Tom Reese: Catholic Teaching and the Budget

In an April 2012 lecture at Georgetown University, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan reflected theologically on the federal budget out of his understanding of Catholic teaching. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, a... read more >

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Responsibilities of Boards of Theological Education

People called to serve on boards of seminaries and university-related schools of theology share a responsibility to advance Christian ministry and theological scholarship by practicing wise stewardship of resources in... read more >

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Egypt’s Revolution: First Anniversary

One year after the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the nation’s lower house was sworn in. Some three-quarters of the representatives are members of just two Islamist organizations, the Muslim Brotherhood and... read more >

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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