Reader: Liberal Catholics denounce Obama’s mandate, How a Ron Paul win helps Romney, Is Santorum surging?

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Michael Sean Winters is not a right-winger.

Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter rails against the Obama administration for not providing a true religious exemption in their contraception mandate and also calls it bad politics. http://is.gd/WaNb1l

Even Commonweal magazine published an editorial (sorta) against the lack of religious exemptions in the HHS mandate (but not without taking a swipe at our bishops).http://is.gd/PQjZsI

You must read this devastating review of George McGovern’s new book by CV blogger Mark Stricherz over at The Public Discourse. (I didn’t know that about his daughter’s abortion nor that she died of alcoholism.)  http://is.gd/LXWI3Y

I tip my hat today to Dale Hansen, a TV sportscaster at WFAA in Dallas, who spoke courageously on the air about the critical need to protect children from sexual abuse. http://is.gd/2Up45G

Conservative columnist Matt Lewis says that a Ron Paul win in Iowa will increase Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the nomination. http://is.gd/Ghrn2d

Newt Gingrich forced to leave Iowa to gather signatures in Virginia to get on the state’s ballot. http://is.gd/1VF1tj

Is there a Rick Santorum surge going on? http://is.gd/w4V7bb

Pro-family activist Bob Vander Plaats denies that he explicitly asked Michele Bachmann to drop out of the race. Frankly, I like his chutzpah. http://is.gd/wb2eMT

Life magazine releases breathtaking vivid color photos from the Battle of the Bulge. http://is.gd/caR44L

U.S. existing homes sold since 2007 is revised down by 14%. http://is.gd/poeWXA

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One thought on “Reader: Liberal Catholics denounce Obama’s mandate, How a Ron Paul win helps Romney, Is Santorum surging?

  1. MikeM says:

    The editors at Commonweal also agree that the contraception mandate is over the line. (Of course, they also blamed the bishops for putting us in this situation, but I’ll take what I can get from them.

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