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There was a time when a labor strike like this one against the Catholic Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania, would have been difficult to imagine. The Church, after all, has always been the champion of workers rights.
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton says there were indications this week of potential complications for the new Obama administration’s relationship with the Catholic Church, especially surrounding the issue of abortion.
An African American running against a white war hero was elected president by a margin of roughly 6 percent. This is an extraordinary event no matter how pollsters slice and dice the returns and no matter how rebuilding Republicans spin the outcome.
We are in for a roller coaster ride now. Rarely if ever has a president come in with such huge hopes and expectations, and rarely with as many pressing issues to confront.
Managing editor Kim Lawton talks more with Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life senior fellow John Green about religious voting patterns on November 4th and the implications for American politics.
Thomas J. Reese, SJ, senior fellow at Georgetown University's Woodstock Theological Center, discusses the Catholic vote and also anticipates how the US Catholic bishops will engage with a new Democratic Congress, a pro-choice president, and a pro-choice Catholic vice-president.
We have a profile today of the great Irish flutist Sir James Galway, talking about what grounds his performances and his life.
I have never been more proud to be a black man. Because I felt part of something -- a community that did not care that I am a card-carrying Republican, because they knew how I would vote. I would vote for the men and women who gave their lives that this day might come to pass. So when I voted for Barack Obama, I dug deep with no regrets.