Reader: Rick Perry’s ad doesn’t help marriage cause, Newt’s campaign faces hurdles, Ron Paul courts evangelicals

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Catholic blogger Matthew Warner thinks Rick Perry’s new ad about gays in the military is overly simplistic red meat that doesn’t help the pro-marriage cause. (I think Matt’s right.) http://cvote.to/9m   Non-partisan political analyst Charlie Cook says Newt Gingrich’s campaign fundamentals are very... More

Reader: Cain “reassessing” campaign, John Paul II’s Bible & walking stick untouched in fire, Casey challenger?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Herman Cain told his senior staff that he is “reassessing” whether to remain in the race. http://cvote.to/8u Blessed Pope John Paul II’s Bible and walking stick were untouched from a devastating fire at Catholic retreat center. Consider that a sign. http://cvote.to/8v Sen. Bob Casey, Jr., D-PA, the p... More

On Occupy Wall Street, the Religious Left, and Valley Forge?

I’m very surprised by the number of liberal Catholics who have emailed me defending the Occupy Wall Street movement. They’ve done so quite adamantly, at times somewhat belligerently, calling me names and accusing me of demonizing them—even when I’m merely reporting the alarming, often disgusting things being done at Occupy Wall Street. “Thanks for demonizing us, Paul,” wrote an angry r... More
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Reader: Rubio urges right to cool down on immigration, Public sours on Occupy Wall Street, Geron stops trials on embryos

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. On immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, urges conservatives to tone down harsh rhetoric. http://cvote.to/8b As Obamacare heads to the Supreme Court, more Americans favor full repeal than those who favor keeping it in place. http://cvote.to/8c Not quite at 99%. Only 33% of Americans say they are supportive o... More

Reader: IL dioceses drop suit and end foster care, Catholics must fight porn, Obama has turned his back on Catholics

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Another triumph for the aggressive secularist state: Catholic dioceses in IL drop lawsuit, will no longer provide foster care. http://cvote.to/8O Catholics have a duty to fight against pornography and its devastating spiritual and societal consequences, says family activist Patrick Trueman. http://cvote.to/8... More

Occupy Occupy Wall Street!

Everyone is equal in the barnyard, but some animals are more equal than others. I didn’t think I would see it get this stark this quickly, but this article really reads like an article from The Onion. It seems the Occupy Wall Street folks are getting ticked off over corporate greed and underperforming governance. This wouldn’t be news, except that this time it’s within their own... More

Pelosi: Pro-lifers want women to “die on the floor.”

And to think she was two heartbeats from the presidency not too long ago. I really wonder about this woman’s mental health Paul Kengor just posted a piece about Pelosi’s approval of the folks killing small business on Wall Street. That remark was a head scratcher, but I thought it was fairly typical of Pelosi. But today she dropped a whopper. Politics is the art of the possible. It... More

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