Romney’s strong record on religious liberty

John, I have to disagree with your analysis of the 2005 fight in Massachusetts over requiring all hospitals, including Catholic ones, to provide so-called “emergency contraception” pills, which are really abortion-inducing drugs. The Boston Globe doesn’t normally like to interview pro-life Catholics. But they’ll make an exception if they attack Republican candidates like Mi... More


Senate bill to restore conscience rights has the support of *32* Senators. Let’s get that to at least 51.

From L to R: Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) The Obama administration first proposed this onerous HHS mandate requiring that all private insurance plans must cover sterilizations, contraception and abortion-inducing drugs back on August 1. On January 20, despite considerable protest and personal lobbying by Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, the White House refus... More


Seven 2011 Events That Will Change the Church’s Story in America

photo composite. main image: via flickr Catholic Vote editor Josh Mercer is going to be ticked that I didn’t think of any of these when he asked bloggers for this sort of thing a few weeks ago. But, as 2012 approaches, here’s a quick run-down of events from the past year that will impact the Church in America in our time, in no particular order. 1. Denver Babies Start College ... More

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

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. 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. Even Commonweal magazine published an ed... More

Reader: CV mentioned in WSJ, Perry climbs back to 13%, House ready to pass payroll tax cut extension

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. There is little room for dissent with Kathleen Sebelius in charge, says WSJ columnist Bill McGurn. He gives a shout out to the new CatholicVote ad in his column. (Subscription might be required). Too soon to call it a comeback, but Rick Perry climbs up to 13% in the latest Iowa poll. Per... More

[Updated w/ Video] My Thoughts on HHS Hearing + Statement By Rep. Buerkle

This morning I attended the Congressional oversight committee’s hearing on the Department of Health and Human Service’s decision to pass-over the US Bishops Conference and award a grant to help victims of human trafficking to other, less-qualified organizations that consent to doing referrals for abortions, sterilization and contraception. Before I get to summarizing my experiences, I ... More

Med Schools screening out Pro-Life candidates?

Dr. Dan Kuebler helps a student with a lab project. Photo: Franciscan University of Steubenville Medical schools use open-ended questions to weed out pro-life candidates, writes Dr. Daniel Kuebler, professor of biology here at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Dr. Kuebler is a key professor in our pre-med program which, over the past ten years, has had an average of three graduates accepted i... More



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