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Pope Francis pleads for peace in Syria while prominent Catholic lawmakers support military action

Despite the pope’s plea to put down arms, many Catholic politicians are making a different argument about morality of warfare, particularly around the obligation to use force, when necessary, to protect innocent life.

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Francis, a pope for all Catholics (especially Millennials)

Francis’ papacy is cause for Catholics, especially millennials, to bring back the word “papist.”

Rick Santorum: ‘More Catholic than a conservative’?

View Photo Gallery: Scenes of religious faith meeting politics in the 2012 campaign. What does it mean to be a Catholic … Continued

Newt Gingrich: a Catholic running against Islam?

David Goldman AP FILE – In this April 13, 2011 file photo, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives for a … Continued

Activist: Many Maryland Catholics support same-sex marriage, extending legal protections to all families

By Francis DeBernardo Faithful Catholics who follow the debate on same-sex marriage have grown accustomed to our bishops making embarrassing … 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

Getting Linker’s “Religious Test” wrong

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Damon Linker – former editor of “First Things” and author of the book Theocons – … Continued

Lots of preaching, little governing

I called the Tea Party “civil religion” promoting old-fashioned Nativist notions against Americans of diverse religions and races. Little in … Continued

Catholics don’t want to be told how to vote

By Frances Kissling Seems like everyone is urging me to vote. I get a dozen or so messages each day … Continued

When bishops go rogue

The word “agony” describes the rosary’s first Sorrowful Mystery. It also describes the pain felt in the clash of opinions … Continued