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: Supercommittee superfails, Winning the Latino vote in ’12, Could Ron Paul win Iowa?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. (Sorry for missing the last few days.) The 12-member Supercommittee tasked to cut $1.2 trillion for federal spending has failed to reach an agreement. Shock. http://cvote.to/8h Ron Paul has a legitimate shot of winning Iowa, says Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post. http://cvote.to/8i Former Florida Gov. J... More

Reader: +Gomez warns religious liberty in peril, SF targets crisis pregnancy center, ‘Arab Winter’ for Christians?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Archbishop José Gomez penned a powerful piece in First Things on “our first freedom” – that of religious liberty. The archbishop of the nation’s largest diocese said: “There is much evidence to suggest that our society no longer values the public role of religion or recognizes the importance of re... More

Reader: Romney can’t close the sale, Perry rebukes anti-Catholic pastor, Paul’s amazing pro-life ad

Welcome to an abbreviated Lunchtime Reader today. I’m at the Marian Conference at Boyne Falls, Michigan. If you’re in northern Michigan this weekend, check it out. Mitt Romney still can’t close the sale with Republicans, the AP reports. http://cvote.to/5k How will legalizing same-sex “marriage” harm me? Prof. Stephen Heaney explains. http://cvote.to/5l Gov. Rick Perry Rebukes Pastor Ro... More

Rick Santorum lost me on Iran

As Thomas noted, Rick Santorum gave a great answer on abortion in last night’s debate. And I know that Kathryn and Thomas are rooting for Santorum in tomorrow’s Iowa Straw Poll. But his continued support for challenging Iran is a deal breaker for me. Let’s remember that every candidate on the stage in last night’s debate is pro-life. On marriage, only Ron Paul (in favor of ... More

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