The pro-life party? — UPDATED

I saw parts of last night’s debate and was surprised by this response, too: A bit of a startling moment happened near the end of Monday night’s CNN debate when a hypothetical question was posed to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). What do you tell a guy who is sick, goes into a coma and doesn’t [Read More...]

"Faithful Citizenship"? What's that?

With another presidential election year looming, a new poll suggests most Catholics are unaware that America’s bishops have published guidelines for voting — and those who do know about it, don’t care: Every four years, the Catholic bishops of the United States publish a detailed statement about how Catholics should think about key political issues [Read More...]

Pro-life voters, take note

During the GOP debate Wednesday evening in California, only one question received applause: it was when NBC’s Brian Williams stated the statistic that Texas Governor Rick Perry had overseen 234 executions. Perry said that he had not lost sleep over any of the executions on his watch. Brian Williams noted the audience’s enthusiastic response to [Read More...]

Santorum slams CNN over "bigotry"

It revolves around an interview with Piers Morgan that was broadcast Wednesday night: Presidential candidate Rick Santorum defended his position on gay marriage Tuesday while speaking to students at Pennsylvania State University, and slammed CNN’s Piers Morgan for questioning him as a “bigot” in a pre-taped interview that aired Wednesday night. “I had Piers Morgan [Read More...]

NY Times: "Every faith holds beliefs that seem bizarre"

Bill Keller of the New York Times is wondering what some of the 2012 presidential candidates believe when it comes to matters of faith. But I can’t escape the feeling that he’s using his column as an excuse not just to question, but to sneer: This year’s Republican primary season offers us an important opportunity [Read More...]

"I have a public obligation to try to change that injustice"

That is how Maryland’s Catholic Governor Martin O’Malley  responded to a letter from Baltimore’s archbishop, asking that he withdraw his support for a bill that would legalize gay marriage. The remarkable  correspondence was reported in the Catholic Review: Two days before Gov. Martin J. O’Malley announced his July 22 decision to sponsor legislation legalizing same-sex [Read More...]

RIP Hugh Carey: pro-choice pol who became pro-life

The Catholic former governor of New York has died. Details: Hugh L. Carey, the governor who helped rescue New York from the brink of financial collapse in the 1970s and tamed a culture of ever-growing spending, died Sunday at his summer home on Shelter Island. He was 92. His death was announced by the office [Read More...]

Gov. Rick Perry: "We give it all to You…"

If anyone missed it…below is a minute or so from Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer at “The Response” rally yesterday in Houston. Is this the next President of the United States? [Read more...]

Is America ready for a President who is not Christian? — UPDATED

It may surprise a few people, but the GOP frontrunner for 2012 isn’t one. Jimmy Akin helps make the distinction: I’m well known for holding the position that abortion is the black hole political issue of our time. Given the number of people it kills every year, it outmasses virtually every other issue in play. [Read More...]

Historic and moving: Gabrielle Giffords returns to Congress

A moment that some people thought could never happen: Congresswoman Gabby Giffords appears on the floor of the House of Representatives tonight to cast her vote for the debt ceiling bill. [Read more...]


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