Planned Parenthood and the Shudder Factor

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards committed a tactical error when she apologized for the “tone” taken by Dr. Deborah Nucatola in the video surreptitiously shot by members of the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress. From a pro-choice point of view, Dr. Nucatola did nothing wrong by reviewing, in detail, Planned Parenthood’s techniques for ensuring [Read More...]

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The Not-So-Simple Faithful

How do you welcome someone who’s convinced he holds the deed to your house? That’s the question I’d put to Pope Francis. Or maybe I should say the latest question. Addressing an enormous crowd in Paraguay, he urged the Church to “welcome those who do not think as we do.” Maybe Paraguayan bishops are in [Read More...]

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The Witness of Mary Elizabeth Williams

Salon staffer Mary Elizabeth Williams calls herself “a gay-friendly, feminist, pro-choice, bigmouthed practicing Catholic.” In two weeks, she expects to watch as her older daughter is confirmed in the faith. In an essay published yesterday, she dissects her motives and expectations. In the Catholic press, the conflicted or cafeteria Catholic is most often represented as [Read More...]

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