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Catholics for Choice releases voter guide film

Catholics, not unlike any other group, do not vote in a monolith. Media have documented recent final pitches by bishops … 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

Romney’s veep nominee: Would a Mormon-Catholic ticket turn blue states red?

Catholics populate the potential VP list for Romney.

Key Catholic Obama ally shifts position, opposes contraception mandate

The White House has lost perhaps its most prominent Catholic ally in its controversial effort to expand contraception coverage, with … Continued

Why Santorum didn’t sell

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has just announced that he will terminate his campaign for the Republican nomination. Liberals will … 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

What the contraception controversy taught us about religion in America

Last week, religious leaders, pundits and politicians alike found themselves tangled in a controversy with an unusual number of moving … Continued

Family planning is preventive healthcare for women

It’s hard to understand why Sister Mary Ann Walsh was not able to find a ready answer to her question … Continued

Elected officials’ Catholic dilemma on same-sex marriage

Mike Groll AP New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on … 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

An authentically Catholic approach to reproductive health care

By Jon O’Brien Abortion is a difficult issue, made even more so by several recent emotionally and politically charged debates. … Continued

New York state of mind: Bush daughter, Catholics support allowing NY same-sex couples to marry

Over the last decade, Republican politicians and the Catholic bishops have been key players leading the charge to ban same-sex … Continued

Archbishop Dolan goes to bat

In a surprise, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected President of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) apparently … Continued

With election results in, debate over religious factor begins

By William Wan In the big day after, experts across Washington – including many in the religious world — are … Continued

Voting a civic duty, not a religious act

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Protesting the future or voting Catholic values?

The United States bishops have called for a new social contract in a time of globalization. While it would be … Continued

Pope decries child abuse; satraps try to prevent victim lawsuits

In recent weeks, Pope Benedict XVI has owned up to the pedophile priest scandal in more honest terms than he … Continued

Some Catholics protest giving Bush a “pro-life” award

By Michelle Boorstein George W. Bush continues to be great fodder for Catholics — and others — trying to broaden … Continued

What Catholics want in health care reform

By Jon O’Brien and Sara MorelloCatholics for Choice The United States is embroiled in a debate over health care. Ideological … Continued

Catholic America as Secular Model

Secularism is often considered the result of atheism, but history disproves that myth. American Secularism is a form of public … Continued