God and Woman at Georgetown

Georgetown University finds itself in hot water again, thanks to the controversy over Sandra Fluke, the law student who appeared before Congress at the invitation of Roman Catholic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi and Fluke both support President Obama’s mandate to the Catholic Church on contraception and abortion drugs. The Georgetown law student highlighted what she and Pelosi deem a great... More
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Reader: Newt holds off rivals at debate, 7 former PP workers offer to testify, Paul accuses Newt of selling access

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Rivals fail to stop Newt Gingrich’s momentum during Saturday’s Iowa debate. http://bit.ly/vDTlAm Seven former employees offer to testify against Planned Parenthood. http://bit.ly/tiSpYu Jon Huntsman praised abortion champion Kathleen Sebelius when Barack Obama nominated her as head of the Dept. of Health... More

Reader: Pope to visit Cuba, Romney slams Newt, Pelosi calls bishops ‘lobbyists’

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The Catholic Church confirms Pope Benedict XVI will visit Cuba in the spring. http://cvote.to/9g The mitts come off: Romney slams Gingrich for attacking Paul Ryan’s Medicare reforms. http://cvote.to/9h Mitt Romney now says he wouldn’t recommend other states adopt Romneycare. That’s a shift from what he... More

Reader: Another conservative Latino VP prospect, Oldest Catholic college drops “Catholic,” Who might miss OH ballot?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Luis Fortuño Hey, I’m pretty depressed about Mitt and Newt leading the pack. So let’s talk about the #2 slot. A lot of conservatives say it would be great to have a conservative Latino as the GOP VP candidate. So Marco Rubio, right? Well, Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal notes there’s actually a... More

Reader: Election 2011 results, Paterno to resign, Christmas tree tax, Bishop warns of ‘Atheocracy’

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Republicans take over Virginia Senate, pending a recount. Bryce Reeves (right) has an 86 vote lead. If that holds, the GOP will control both house of the Legislature and the Governor’s office. http://cvote.to/7w Ohio voters rejected GOP’s public union reform plan but also rejected President Obama’s hea... More

Reader: 18 Catholic colleges oppose contraceptive mandate, Perry apologizes for ‘heartless’ remark, FRC hits Mitt

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Eighteen Catholic colleges united in a letter to oppose the federal government’s contraception mandate and the lack of religious liberty in the mandate. The letter said: “No federal rule has defined being ‘religious’ as narrowly and discriminatorily as the Mandate appears to do, and no regulation ha... More

Reader: 53% of independents plan to vote against Obama, Romney closer to Perry, Solyndra execs to plead 5th

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The latest poll by McClatchy/Marist looks bad for President Obama’s re-election efforts. “By a margin of 49 percent to 36 percent, voters said they definitely plan to vote against Obama, according to the poll. Independents by 53 percent to 28 percent said they definitely plan to vote against him… Even... More

Actor Hugh Grant praises British assisted-suicide advocate

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Hugh Grant and Ann McPherson This past week long-time assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian died in Detroit. On the other side of the pond, another assisted-suicide advocate also died. Ann McPherson founded Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying to promote assisted-suicide in Britain. Thankfully, th... More

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