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Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Jews Should Stand With Catholics In Contraception Battle

Dovid Efune | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Dovid Efune

As "strangers in the land of Egypt" Jews know well the pitfalls posed in opening the door of this legislation. It is thus our duty to fight for the preservation of its purist principles as we have done for so many of history's most just causes.

Sam Stein

Barack Obama's Contraception Ruling Backed By Previously Unreleased Survey | Sam Stein | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to hold the line on President Barack Obama's controversial contraception ruling, which requires most religiously affiliated emplo...

Contraception Compromise?

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

No matter how the administration explains the decision, most Catholics see the proposal as forcing institutions run by the Catholic Church to violate the churches' own moral teachings. And, while well intentioned, this does not make sense and it is not smart politics.

Laura Bassett

GOP Defends Bishops Over Grant For Sex Trafficking Victims | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

House lawmakers sparred bitterly on Thursday over the Obama administration's decision to deny a group of Catholic bishops a lucrative grant because th...

Catholic Priests Defend Obama

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the eve of President Obama's controversial commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame, priests and lay ministers who worked with him in hi...

Cheer, Cheer for Old Notre Dame

James Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Carroll

The crucial question that underlies the flap at Notre Dame is this: Will Roman Catholicism, with its global reach, be swept into the rising tide of religious fundamentalism?

Bishops Upset at Obama/Notre Dame: Try Listening to Jesus

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

As an American Catholic, I find these actions by the Hierarchy and "conservative" elements within the laity to be more than a little disturbing.

Laetare Medal: Glendon is the Wrong Recipient

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzette Standring

Faith is not an exclusive club membership. Yet this is the message that Mary Ann Glendon, former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, sent when she rejected the University of Notre Dame's Laetare Medal.

Obama Notre Dame Speech: Cardinal George Rips Invitation As An 'Extreme Embarrassment' To Catholics (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.02.2009 | Chicago

UPDATE 4/3 Scroll Down To Watch Video Of George's Remarks One of America's most prominent Catholics has joined the chorus slamming the University of ...

Notre Dame is Right to Welcome Obama

Tom Matzzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matzzie

These Obama and Notre Dame critics are not speaking for a serious number of the tens of millions of American Catholics who voted for Obama -- nor even probably most of those who voted for John McCain.

In Election Weekend YouTube, Catholic Archbishop of Denver Rails Against Obama on Abortion

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

With just hours to go before the presidential election, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver appears in a YouTube video in which he calls Barack Obama...

Tough Times for the Catholic Right

Chris Korzen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Korzen

The Catholic right's message loses its effectiveness when voters realize it uses the same logic that impelled Catholic voters to help re-elect Bush in 2004 -- who turned out to be a disaster for Catholic values.

Sacred Sex and Common Ground: How Obama Won Abortion Part of the Debate

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Waldman

McCain won the battle to most thrill the activists but Obama got the bigger prize: he defined himself as a reasonable seeker of the common ground.

Pro-Choice Catholic Biden Fits with New Poll of Catholic Voters

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Biden understands the American value of separating personal faith from public duty in our democracy, and his positions on sexual and reproductive health issues demonstrate that clearly.

Conservative Christian Group Invokes Slavery In Opposing Obama

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Christian Defense Coalition held their anti-Obama press conference today -- "An Appeal to Catholics Regarding the 2008 Presidential Election" -- c...

Poll: McCain And Obama Tied Among Catholics

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Douglas Kmiec is the kind of Catholic voter the GOP usually doesn't have to think twice about. The Pepperdine law professor and former Reagan Justice ...