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Catholic Church in Ireland faces abortion question

(Shawn Pogatchnik/AP ) This past Friday, an Irish coalition government introduced a bill which weakens Ireland’s strict anti-abortion laws. Debate … Continued

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

Affordable Care Act ruling promises religious fights for the forseeable future

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES Health-care law opponents and proponents gatherin front of he U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 … Continued

When hyperbole becomes dangerous

A recent editorial in the Knights of Columbus magazine, titled “What Mexico Teaches Us,” compares today’s Catholic political battles in … Continued

Cardinal Wuerl: The church did not choose this fight

“The First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom, however, was not meant to protect merely the right to worship, but also … Continued

With HHS lawsuits, Catholic institutions follow their conscience

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES it was announced Monday that Franciscan University, along with Notre Dame University, the Catholic University of … Continued

With Sebelius invite, another blow to Georgetown’s Catholic identity

From left: Donald Wuerl/Post, Kathleen Sebelius/AP, John DeGioia/Post If Georgetown University wants to remain an authentically Catholic college, it must … Continued

Religious freedom and contraception case headed to Supreme Court?

Andrew Medichin AP Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, is congratulated by two prelates after being elevated in St. … Continued

Barbara Johnson’s Buddhist Catholicism

The story we’ve been covering in recent days about a Maryland priest who refused to give a lesbian Communion at … Continued

A Catholic game of chicken

We are all familiar with the game of “chicken” where two vehicles hurtle towards each other and the driver who … Continued

U.S. bishops: Obama birth control policy change ‘a first step in the right direction’

Associated Press Administration officials announced a new deal offering ‘accommodation’ to religious liberty concerns over birth control coverage in new … Continued

Obama vs. Catholics: Walking the contraception tightrope

            The Obama health care plan’s showdown with Catholic institutions belongs in what my husband calls the “too hard file.” … Continued

The Jesus mandate vs. Obama’s mandate

Recently the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a mandate: Virtually all employers, including Catholic schools, hospitals and … Continued

A Catholic nullification doctrine?

The Department of Health and Human Services has accepted the medical opinion that contraception is a preventive health measure. That … Continued

Birth control decision defends religious liberty

Anonymous ASSOCIATED PRESS The Obama administration Friday announced that religious institutions must cover birth control for employees. Recognizing the importance … Continued

The credentialed and religious hospitals

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

What Disease Does Abortion Cure?

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

Sadly, Catholic hospitals have a right to be medieval

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

The right to Episcopal authority

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

Predictions for Catholic America in 2011

Last year I was 10 for 15, not bad as a winning percentage, but only if you count the “won’t … Continued