Religion And Politics 2

Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting

by Mollie Hemingway | The Federalist
Published on August 1, 2015
A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction… READ MORE

Obama to speak at Catholic Health Association’s annual meeting

by Lisa Bourne
Published on June 4, 2015
The Catholic alliance that defied the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in supporting Barack Obama’s controversial overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system is persisting in… READ MORE

Saint Louis University removes ‘racist’ statue of Catholic priest praying over Native Americans

by Jessica Chasmar
Published on June 3, 2015
Saint Louis University has removed a statue depicting a prominent Jesuit missionary praying over two Native Americans following pressure from faculty and staff who complained… READ MORE

Pope’s doctrine head: We can’t adapt doctrine to suit secularists or ‘superficial’ Christians

by Maike Hickson
Published on May 5, 2015
In an interview with the French Catholic bi-weekly journal, La Vie, which was published on April 29, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Prefect of the Congregation… READ MORE
Pope Francis responds to questions about US papal visit aboard flight from Manila to Rome

In new interview, pope talks about his safety, politics, virtual relationships

by CAROL GLATZ | Catholic News Service
Published on March 11, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A religious procession, a brainstorm session and a few glasses of wine led a group of residents gathered in a shantytown… READ MORE

Governor’s Healthy Utah plan has support of Catholic bishop

by Marjorie Cortez
Published on February 23, 2015

Access to health care “is imperative to protect human life and dignity,” Bishop John C. Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake said in… READ MORE
Speaker of the House Boehner listens as his fellow Republicans speak to the media after a conference meeting with House Republicans

Holier than thou: Papal Congress invite smoother than Netanyahu’s

by Staff, Reuters
Published on February 10, 2015

Following the controversy sparked by his invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the US Congress, US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner entered… READ MORE

What Happens if Sacramental Confession Ceases to be Secret?

by Jennifer Fitz  |  published on January 23, 2015
Why are some secrets worth dying for? The Jesuit Post blog has an excellent piece up on the case from Louisiana headed for the Supreme Court. If you read nothing else, go read that. Regular readers will recall I commented on similar lines in my review of I Confess earlier this summer. They say hard cases make bad law. Hard… READ MORE

US Bishops Plan Novena Around Anniversary of Abortion Legalization

by  |  published on January 9, 2015
A period of prayer, penance, and pilgrimage, January 17-25, will mark the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout pregnancy. The “9 Days for Life” novena encourages nationwide solidarity in prayer for daily intentions, including for couples experiencing infertility, those mourning the loss of a child through abortion, children in… READ MORE

Henry Hyde’s Response to Mario Cuomo’s Argument for Pro-Choice Catholic Politics

by Kathryn Jean Lopez  |  published on January 8, 2015
Former Illinois congressman Henry Hyde responded to the famous Mario Cuomo Notre Dame speech, about being privately pro-life but pro-choice in politics, with one of his own: The combination of passion and ignorance can be deadly, and so let us remind ourselves that we ought to argue these matters seriously without taking ourselves with ultimate seriousness; it suggests that we… READ MORE