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A Fury of Bigotry in an Unhinged Primary Season

Hamilton Fish | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics
Hamilton Fish

Political campaigns at their best are a kind of morality play, and now a primary season that was supposed to be about the economy has suddenly erupted into a fury of bigotry and religious zealotry.

Loss Of Catholic Vote Big Surprise For Santorum

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum spent the past week adamantly sticking up for the Roman Catholic church in its showdown with the Obama administration over contraception...

Catholics and Muslims In NYC And Beyond Work Together To Help The Neediest

Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Sarah Sayeed, Ph.D.

Both Islam and Catholicism share a deep commitment to service, and Catholics and Muslims can benefit the wider society by working together.

Santorum Benefits From Mistaken Identity

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum's political good fortune in the Republican presidential primaries has come about in large part because of his appeal to evangelicals. A ...

The Catholicization of the American Right

Howard Schweber | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Howard Schweber

At the national level, Catholic politicians have emerged as leading figures in the GOP... and evangelical Protestants are flocking to follow their lead. Why?

Contraception Wars and Woes

William O'Rourke | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
William O'Rourke

Religion may no longer be the opiate of the people, but it is certainly the father -- not the mother -- of all political wedge issues.

Newsflash: Santorum Out of Touch With Catholic Theology

Roger S. Gottlieb | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Roger S. Gottlieb

Santorum's virtual ignoring of environmental issues may be correct or incorrect, depending on your point of view. But it is not orthodox Catholicism -- at least not the morally, politically and spiritually serious Catholicism of 2012.

Contraception: What the Doctor(s) Ordered

Steve Heilig | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Steve Heilig

I respectfully wonder if the church and political leaders opposed to contraception could meditate on that for a moment, and instead of fulminating against one of the only solutions we have, devote their time and energy towards alleviating this ongoing tragedy of suffering in the world.

Rationing Our Rights

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

They said it would never lead to rationing. But rationing is already here. Under the latest assault by the Obama administration, they are rationing ou...

Can the Not Crazy Christians Please Speak Up?!

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Please, my moderate, loving Christian brothers and sisters, will you take the stand to assert that true Christianity embraces ALL members and supports equality for everyone, including non-Christians, homosexuals in their quest for marriage, and women for reproductive freedom?

Arthur Delaney

GOP Candidates Out Of Step With Catholic Church On Unemployment | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidates have leaped to the defense of the Roman Catholic Church in its birth-control battle against President...

Human Rights Invisible to the Right

Mark Olmsted | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

When is America going to stop fetishizing a document written by rich white men 230 years ago who owned slaves and didn't think woman were worthy of the vote?

The Catholic Church's Game With Women's Health

Madeline Walsh | Posted 04.11.2012 | College
Madeline Walsh

In my 15th year of Catholic education, I am very familiar with the Catholic Church's opposition to birth control despite the fact that 98 percent of Catholic women have used contraception. This underscores the huge gap between the views of the Church and practicing Catholics.

The Bob & Chez Show 2/9/12

Bob Cesca | Posted 04.11.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

This week's topics include contraception and Catholics; the new Obama-Muslim meme; the Republican war against women; feminism Twitter war; Roland Martin suspended and Erickson still employed; homophobia; and more.

Do Republicans Have Sex?

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Members of Congress love to talk about their families. So we should be able to tell whether or not members who say they don't believe that contraception is an essential aspect of health care, especially for women, are likely users of contraception.

Queen of Angels' Condoms

Greg Palast | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Greg Palast

If a religious organization abjures condoms or The Pill or blood transfusions, that's their right. It should not be their management's right, even if the managers wear vestments, to impose those religions strictures on the bodies of their workers.

Republicans Vow To Stop 'Attack' By Obama

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans vowed Wednesday to reverse President Barack Obama's new policy on birth control, lambasting the rule that religious sch...

I'm Outraged - Why Aren't You?

Jen Psaki | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Jen Psaki

For full disclosure, I am a Catholic, I am a Democrat and I am a woman. I am also someone who if push came to shove can afford to pay over the counter for birth control. But the false outcry this week over the need to cover birth control has made me raving mad.

Birth Control and Why the Catholic Church Needs to Inform Its Own Conscience

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Marjorie Clifton

As a church, we need to re-examine the ways we are supporting (or failing to support) women and men who are struggling with sexuality, the economy, and the difficult decisions involved in responsible parenting.

Tell God to Report to My Dressing Room

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.07.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

What went wrong? Pay attention, Gisele. Here's the deal: If there is a God, He's got some pretty big problems going on these days, such as poverty, plagues and starvation.

Conservative Religious Groups Rally Against Contraception Mandate

AP | By RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion

-- The Obama administration's decision requiring church-affiliated employers to cover birth control was bound to cause an uproar among Roman Catholic...

Marco Rubio Talks 'Unplanned' Children

Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gave a lighthearted personal anecdote this week amid a broader rebuke of the Obama administration's decision to disallow rel...

Catholic Bishops Trying To Find Relevance In Health Insurance Debate

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Fred Rotondaro

It was the Catholic Hospital Association, following its conscience and in opposition to the bishops, which supported the health care bill.

HHS "ABC" Rule: Anybody But Catholics Has Religion Freedom

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 03.26.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

This egregious violation of religious freedom marks the first time in our history that the federal government is forcing religious people and groups to ante up for services that violate their consciences.

The New Mass As New Coke

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion
Jeff DeGraff

I was in a positively ebullient mood as I went off to Christmas Mass at St. Mary's with my family in tow. The senses were amped up for the big production. And that's when "it" happened.