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Will the Kermit Gosnell verdict change the abortion debate?

Even before rogue abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted in Philadelphia on Monday (May 13) of delivering and then killing late-term … Continued

Roe a matter of religious liberty

Forty years after abortion was made legal by the momentous Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, women’s access to … Continued

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Death of the Christian Right? Not so fast.

The 2012 elections raise questions for the Christian Right, but are far from a fundamental shift in the electorate.

Should Obama reach out to the Catholic bishops?

AP President Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night partyin Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012. One group of … Continued

Mitt Romney ad says President Obama launched ‘war on religion’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused Democratic President Barack Obama of launching a “war on religion” in a television ad … Continued

Georgetown’s Kathleen Sebelius invitation called a ‘direct challenge’ to bishops

It’s May. Graduation gowns are flowing. Families are flocking to campuses, digital cameras in hand, ready to document what has … Continued

The religious case for legalized abortion

It is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. More than 35 million women in the … Continued

There is no right to be born

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Common sense and common ground

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Shared commitment to women and children

By Rev. Richard Cizik and Rev. Debra W. Haffner They say that politics makes strange bedfellows, and perhaps they are … Continued

The right’s war on poor women

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Defund family planning? Is that pro-life?

In my early days in the women’s health movement, I learned the slogan, “The personal is political.” As I’ve read … Continued

Matters of life and death

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Should Church control access to health care?

By Nancy Northuppresident, Center for Reproductive Rights Opinion pages of U.S. newspapers lambasted a decision by St. Joseph’s Hospital, a … Continued

Health care reform: A victory for life and human dignity

By Morna Murray and Vincent Millerpresident of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Goodprofessor, University of Dayton Americans who have … Continued

Why is Senate hiding from Hyde?

By Sister Mary Ann WalshDirector of Media Relations, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops The thousands of pages in the health … Continued

A more excellent way

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

Catholic Bishops Weigh In on Health-Care Reform

By Jacqueline L. Salmon The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which has been relatively silent publicly on health-care reform … Continued

Catholic Bishops Warn House on Health-Reform Bill

By Jacqueline L. Salmon The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has weighed in on the health-care reform package moving through … Continued

Abortion Battle Getting Entangled in Health Care Reform

By William Wan As congress gears up to tackle health care reform, opposition from Christian conservatives is heating up over … Continued