We say: Three groups have made their presence felt this election season, and we should celebrate them.
I have a problem. Just now as the presidential election campaign is coming to a climax, a bevy of Catholic bishops is stating and re-stating its virtual support for Mitt Romney and urging the faithful to reject Barack Obama. The reason: Obama is trampling on Catholicism by requiring health insurers to provide contraceptive coverage. This, they insist, is an abomination comparable to Pontius Pilate’s agreement to crucify Jesus.
So here’s my problem. Why aren’t these bishops pouring at least equal criticism on Mitt Romney, who claims to be pro-life but isn’t. Yes, after much shifting and shuffling, Romney says he is opposed to abortion except – and here’s the point – except in certain, rare cases, including rape. That was his position when he last addressed the subject explicitly, and he’s given no indication of changing his mind at the last minute.
A federal district court judge in Ann Arbor granted a Michigan business, Weingartz Supply Co., a temporary injunction from the Health and Human Services' contraceptive mandate.
Commentary: Bishop Daniel Jenky's letter for Sunday is an attempt to override informed consciences by a one-sided phrasing of the issues.
What a difference a storm makes.
At a recent election event in Richmond, Va., New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, one of Mitt Romney's most important campaign surrogates, questioned President Barack Obama's leadership, saying the president was like someone "blindly walking around the White House, looking for a clue." He was the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, lambasting Obama throughout.
Roman Catholic bishops are making last-minute appeals to vote on Election Day, and their exhortations are sounding like calls to support Mitt Romney over Barack Obama.
Eco Catholic: For the first time since 1984, presidential candidates did not address climate change in their debates.
The suing family, who are secular humanists, say the phrase "under God" in the pledge is a violation of the state's constitutional ban on religious discrimination.
An Oklahoma ruling that stopped an attempt to amend the state constitution to define "personhood" to ban abortion will stand after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal.
With Election Day a week away, U.S. bishops in several states ramped up their efforts to urge Catholics to oppose same-sex marriage legislation.
Voters in four states face decisions on the issue: Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. Thirty states have already prohibited same-sex marriage in their constitutions.