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Students for Justice in Palestine protest US policies, Israeli detentions

Photo by Muhummad Mallick
January 22, 2018

Despite frigid, blustery conditions, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) marched and held a rally at DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus on Jan. 18, 2018. Protesters stood in solidarity with prisoners and...

Where are all the Catholics at the nation’s largest Catholic school

Photo courtesy of Anna Wolfe
January 22, 2018

When Selena Miller, a practicing Catholic, applied to DePaul, she had no idea it was a Catholic university. Damita Menezes, another practicing Catholic, said she has met only one other Catholic student...

Religious liberty questioned after same-sex marriage ruling

Religious liberty questioned after same-sex marriage ruling
July 6, 2015

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage on June 26, prompting celebrations nationwide and temporarily hijacking practically everyone’s Facebook Newsfeed.  While most...

Rainbow dreams in the emerald isle: Ireland’s affirmative gay marriage vote may signify larger shifts in Catholic values

Two Irish men kiss in celebration of the referendum results approving of gay marriage in their country Saturday, May 23. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, FILE)
May 31, 2015

With young voters mobilizing, and one of the largest voter turnouts Ireland has ever encountered, rainbow flags were seen flying over the Emerald Isle in celebration of  the Republic of Ireland becoming...

Religion and liberalism: mutually exclusive?

Numerous efforts, ranging from pro-LGBT protests (left) to the sending of letters to Indiana politicians, preceded the amendment of  Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
April 5, 2015

Furor in Indiana finally died down, as the states’ legislators just amended the stringent Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which would’ve broadly protected private business owners’ right...

‘Guns, God and Country’: Religion and patriotism in politics

Former President John F. Kennedy once received flak for not being a Protestant Christian. This tradition of criticism continues today. (Wikimedia Commons)
March 8, 2015

Patriotism, a word that started out simply meaning national loyalty, has transformed into a double entendre during the era of Obama. The first meaning is often used in conjunction with Obama’s lenient...

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