Topic: Politics

  • Catholic groups filed lawsuits in federal courts on May 21 to stop the Obama administration from implementing a mandate that would require them to cover contraceptives in their health plans. More

    May 25, 2012 | Comments (9)

  • Is the federal government more than “one word for things we do together”? Should the government say, “You’re on your own”? A politician and a priest speak about Catholic social teaching, the budget, and the role of government in our lives. More

    April 27, 2012 | Comments (5)

  • “As a parish nurse one of the greatest things we do is be present and just listen,” says Diane Tieman of Queen of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church in suburban Chicago. More

    April 6, 2012 | Comments (11)

  • “It doesn’t take a lot of misfortune to be on the streets these days. I think everybody in America knows that right now,” says Ann Miller of Helena, Montana, where she and her husband, Wayne, opened God’s Love, an emergency homeless shelter and soup kitchen. More

    March 9, 2012 | Comments (14)

  • “These schools are the jewels of their neighborhood, and we need to save them,” says Susan Work, president of Holy Family Ministries in Chicago. More

    March 2, 2012 | Comments (3)

  • If the right to vote is sacred, and depriving someone of that right is morally wrong, then what to make of the tough new voter identification requirements being proposed across the country? More

    February 17, 2012 | Comments (14)

  • “Our Christian faith,” says David Montague, director of the Memphis Teacher Residency program, “informs our belief that every child can learn.” More

    February 10, 2012 | Comments (3)

  • Egypt’s recent parliamentary elections have raised concerns about the imposition of an Islamist agenda by Islamist groups and parties, but Middle East expert Kate Seelye says “the hope is that once in office they will move more to the center and that won’t be the case.” More

    January 27, 2012 | Comments (2)

  • “Will evangelicals turn out in large numbers and be energized as volunteers and financial supporters of Mitt Romney? It doesn’t take a majority of evangelicals to stay home. It just takes a few million evangelicals to choose to not get as actively involved in this race to cost Mitt Romney the presidency,” according to evangelical journalist Warren Cole Smith. More

    January 27, 2012 | Comments (17)

  • “Mitt Romney has studiously avoided the subject of religion whenever possible. He’s a technocrat. He’s very careful. He’s highly managed in his public presentation. He knows that bringing up Mormonism conjures a host of associations he’d like to avoid.” More

    January 27, 2012 | 0 Comments