Critics Waiting for Action from Faith-based Office

WASHINGTON (RNS) Six months after advisers turned in 164 pages of recommendations to the White House’s faith-based office, thorny church-state questions remain unanswered and some critics say the office has been used to push the president’s health care reform. Much of...

Remembering Ricky Bobby’s Word about Baby Jesus

If true, the report about the Obamas wanting a “non-religious Christmas” is troubling.   Desiree Rogers, the White House’s social secretary, disclosed the Obamas’ desire, according to a New York Times story. A White House official also said...

Faith-Based Initiative Five Years Old

President Bush’s faith-based initiative, launched as a centerpiece of his administration’s domestic agenda, recently passed its five-year anniversary without notice. A few weeks after he took office in January 2001, the president established the White...