Let's begin with a qualifier: Us saying the Pope is better for women than Republicans does not mean we think the Pope is some new progressive superhero. He's got 2000 years of dogmatic baggage to contend with.
As for issues like paid family leave and keeping Social Security intact that would make the lives of women better, Carly Fiorina's campaign statements are resoundingly silent.
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God doesn't do what He does for his own purposes. He does what He does to help us move farther along the path to happiness in an eternal sense.
Kengor may be a professor, but his research skills seem to be a level of a lazy, dishonest undergrad who cares more about pushing an agenda than telling the full truth.
Attacks on women's self-determination in body, mind and spirit are a staple of our political life because they work. Unless and until we confront the root reasons why patterns of violence against women work, both overt and covert violence against women will continue to be a political mainstay.
Women are unlikely to ask priests to forgive us for having an abortion. But we should welcome a conversation with Pope Francis about providing relief from the damage Catholics and others suffer as a result the Church's obstinately backwards position of recent decades.
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On Tuesday, Pope Francis issued a letter decreeing priests could absolve women who have had an abortion who now seek forgiveness. The disapproving reactions from evangelicals may surprise observers since they have been the Catholic Church's closest allies on many political issues.
Pope Francis' extension of the faculty to forgive the sin of abortion in the Jubilee year to priests is a huge gesture to women especially in the Global South.
In this broken world we need mercy, we need redemption, and we most certainly need to be united. So as our Catholic brothers and sisters celebrate and mark their year of mercy, may we in the Protestant tradition be bold enough to share in that work of grace with them.
With the Pope's recent leniency regarding abortion, it's a good time to ask. And the answer is, almost nothing. This surprising vacuum has opened the door for various revisionist readings.
The political party which cares passionately about the lives of the unborn, lacks the same interest in advocating on behalf of America's disadvantaged population. On the other hand, the political party which demand's abortion rights, works tirelessly on behalf of the vulnerable in society.
Opposition to abortion was one of the ways the Christian right was brought into the Republican Party by conservatives hoping to move the party further right. Now, of course, the tail is wagging the dog.