Americans of all stripes bemoan political polarization. For people who claim to derive their political values from their religious traditions, polarization raises vexing questions. More than perhaps any other group, faithful Catholics struggle to reconcile their church's teachings with the platforms of the two major parties.
Abortion opponents marking the huge annual March for Life in Washington on Thursday and anticipating legislative gains by a Republican-dominated Congress were thrown into disarray after GOP leaders unexpectedly withdrew an anti-abortion bill that had been seen as a done deal.
Column: Is the common narrative about deep divisions within the Republican Party wrong? Maybe it's the Democrats who face the really ideological divisions.
Column: While control of the Senate in this year's midterms is up for grabs, no one doubts that the Republicans will continue to control the House.
While a new survey found an increasing desire for religion to play a role in politics among all Christians, among Catholics, it found an independently thinking group.
In July, Paul Ryan unveiled a new anti-poverty plan that is an about-face for Ryan, who's known for proposing budget cuts that hurt the poor.
In today's Republican Party, a number of factors have forged a new religious identity that supersedes familiar old categories.
Column: We all need to ask ourselves: Do we start with our partisan political bias and then shape our religious views to fit it, or the other way round?
Column: While the 2016 presidential Democratic nomination risks turning into Hillary Clinton's coronation, the contest for the Republican nomination better resembles civil war.