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Does Religious Liberty Equal Freedom to Discriminate?

Lawrence M. Krauss | Posted 07.29.2012 | Science
Lawrence M. Krauss

Organized religion, wielding power over the community, is antithetical to the process of what modern democracy should define as liberty. The sooner we are without it, the better.

Religious Freedom

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Obama's State of the Union Inspiration: Ronald Reagan

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

In past speeches, Obama has sought to channel famous Americans ranging from Martin Luther King to Abraham Lincoln. Tonight, he tried for Ronald Reagan.

The Buffalo Case: Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Can Work Together

Mary Jacksteit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Jacksteit

In 1993 a group of pro-life and pro-choice advocates was formed to bridge deep divisions about abortion in Buffalo, New York. In October that year, a Buffalo abortion provider was murdered.

Obama's Catholic Baptism By Fire

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rotondi

The t-shirt slogan,"The Day the Dome Was Tarnished Forever" became holy inspiration for others to engage in crass sloganeering and even violent action.

Echoes of the Bible: Obama's Notre Dame Address

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

It's important to remember your audience, and Obama clearly did at Notre Dame. Here are eight key lines from Obama's address and the biblical passages they reference.

Weak on Women's Rights at Notre Dame

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

I need to know Obama is not afraid to say unequivocally that he supports the fundamental rights of his daughters and my granddaughters as strongly as he supports so-called open dialogue and debate.

Obama Wins One For the Gipper

Bill Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Press

Obama changed what protesters tried to make an ugly scene about abortion into a triumphant message about faith-based politics.

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...

Katharine Zaleski

Notre Dame Valedictorian: Obama Practices Catholic Values | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Note: This interview was conducted Friday, two days before President Obama's speech. Read the piece below in its original form. ------- The media fo...

The Bishops and the "Right to Life"

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

According to the Catholic Conference of Bishops, eight years of due process is not enough for someone in a vegetative state, but less than a day of due process is plenty for a pregnant woman.

The Real Idea of a University

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

When President Obama speaks to the new graduates at Notre Dame on Sunday, he will do so knowing that the vast majority of Catholics support him being there.

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.

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?

Standing Proud with Notre Dame

Adam Istvan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Istvan

When it comes to fighting for health care, compassionate immigration reform and a range of social programs that help uplift the poor, Obama's policy priorities align with traditional Catholic values.

Alan Keyes Arrested At Notre Dame Protesting Obama's Speech

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Illinois U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes and 20 other protesters were arrested this morning when they refused to leave the Notre Dame campus d...

Obama Notre Dame Speech: Anti-Abortion Activist Challenges Cardinal George To Speak Out

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A national anti-abortion activist is pressuring Cardinal George to call for Notre Dame to rescind it's invitation to President Obama to speak at the s...

Catholics Fine With Obama's Notre Dame Appearance: Poll

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative Catholics have mounted a campaign against the University of Notre Dame's decision to have President Obama give this year's commencement s...

An Honorary Degree Is Not An Endorsement

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

Bestowing an honorary degree acknowledges importance, distinction, and achievement; it is not a blanket endorsement. Surely, Obama's importance, distinction and achievements merit such honors.

Obama Notre Dame Debate: O'Donnell Smacks Down Buchanan (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawrence O'Donnell and Pat Buchanan faced off on Hardball Thursday over President Barack Obama's invitation to deliver the commencement speech at Notr...

Obama at Arizona State University?

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

My guess right now is that ASU will fold and give Obama an honorary degree after all. But that would not be the best result for Obama on the political/cultural stage.

Cardinal Stands By Notre Dame Obama Criticism As Chicago's Catholic Mayor Daley Disagrees

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley, a lifelong Catholic and the father of a Notre Dame graduate, said Friday he disagreed with Chicago's most prominent Catholic about the st...

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 ...

Obama Graduation Speech 2009

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today at the White House daily press briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced that President Obama will serve as commencement speaker at Arizo...

Obama Commencement Address 2009: Notre Dame

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Hill reports that Republican lawmakers who attended Notre Dame have now joined critics of the school's decision to invite President Obama to speak...