If We Oppose Abortion *and* Social Safety Nets

…we don’t really oppose abortion: Women with incomes at less than 100 percent of the federal poverty level accounted for 42.4 percent of abortions between 2000 and 2008, while only roughly 15 percent of people total live under the federal poverty line. It is challenging to say how many of these women would not have elected to have abortions [Read More...]

Catholic Social Teaching and the Icon of the Family

According to Catholic teaching, one of our principal functions as laypeople in the Church is participation in the secular world and renewing the face of the earth. However, many lay members of the Church remain perplexed by Catholic social teaching and how to view the American political scene in relation to it. To some, the [Read More...]

The Family as the Icon of the Holy Trinity

We Catholic Patheosi, in anticipation of the Synod on the Family, will be holding a little synod of our own over the next few days, discussing the Catholic understanding of the family.  Accordingly, I’m posting a little two parter I hope will be useful in situating the family in the Church’s theology and in helping [Read More...]


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