Tag: American Catholics

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    Watch excerpts from a panel discussion at Georgetown University examining the influence of Pope Francis’ leadership on American public life six months after his election. More

    October 4, 2013 | Comments

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    Sister Maureen Fiedler, host of the public radio program “Interfaith Voices,” asks if lurking among the papal candidates there is “a pope who will look at the human equality of all persons, including men and women.” More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    We spoke with Catholics about their reaction to the news that Pope Benedict will step down at the end of February and what they hope to see in his successor.

    February 13, 2013 | Comments

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    Managing editor Kim Lawton discusses what the latest polls say about which candidates religious voters are supporting in the close race between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. More

    September 21, 2012 | Comments

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    The co-chair of Catholics for Obama explains how he believes Catholics can reconcile supporting President Obama despite his abortion position and his administration’s policy directing employers to provide free contraceptive services. More

    September 7, 2012 | Comments

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    “Rick Santorum is a very particular kind of Catholic…A lot of Catholics don’t see themselves in him, and a lot of people actually don’t even know that he’s Catholic. Most people assume he’s an evangelical,” says Religion News Service editor in chief Kevin Eckstrom.
    know that he’s Catholic. Most people assume he’s an evangelical.” More

    March 9, 2012 | Comments

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    A new survey finds that Catholics in the US are making up their own minds about social and moral concerns. As one of the authors of the survey, William D’Antonio, said, American Catholics like being Catholic but they like to do it on their own terms. More

    October 28, 2011 | Comments

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    A new study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice rules out celibacy and homosexuality as causes of the Catholic sexual abuse crisis. More

    May 20, 2011 | Comments

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    “The church has to open itself to hear the wisdom of its laity” says Rev. Patrick Lee, who leads two Catholic parishes in Chicago. More

    May 7, 2010 | Comments

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    Bob Abernethy discusses Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York with Religion & Ethics Newsweekly managing editor Kim Lawton. More

    April 18, 2008 | Comments