Next front in religious liberty fight: Military chaplains and “ceremonies”?

The military chaplaincy, from the Catholic perspective, is one of the strangest amalgamations of duties, responsibilities, authorities, and chains of command. You have your bishop and your commanding officer. You have your “parishoners,” frequently consisting of many people not of the same faith, but for whom you have a more comprehensive pastoral responsibility—performing or arr... More

Todd Akin said something stupid. Barack Obama supports after-birth abortion. Which is worse?

Can anyone explain to me why Todd Akin deserves more condemnation than Barack Obama? Todd Akin, A congressman running for Senate who said something really stupid about rape and conception has pretty much dominated the news cycle lately and merited myriad calls for him to step aside. Akin was talking about whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape. As is true with many pro-lifers, he does... More

Reader: Paper profiles ‘feminine face’ of pro-life movement, DOMA repeal vote delayed, Mitt pitches Medicare reform

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The Washington Post profiles Marjorie Dannenfelser of the SBA List, calling her “a feminine face for the anti-abortion movement.” http://cvote.to/7R Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-IA, uses a procedural move in order to delay a Senate Judiciary vote on a bill to repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. http://cvote... More

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