As John Carr, Catholic policy adviser, retires, Catholics worry who will ...For the typical American Catholic, seeing Cardinal Tim Dolan, the country's top bishop, give the closing prayer at the GOP convention was the big political event of the summer.
"The new anti-Catholicism is a more urbane version…"The new anti-Catholicism is a more urbane pseudo-sophisticated version that regards the Church as a stumbling block to progress, and this presents Cardinal Dolan with a difficult challenge.
Anti-Catholicism on the LeftFollowing on my prediction of last week that the selection of Paul Ryan as the Republican vice-presidential candidate would energize what had been shaping up to be an extremely lackluster campaign, the undergrowth has already erupted with Democratic ...
How Should Christians Pray? Thoughts on Cardinal Dolan's Prayer at the ...The 2012 Republican National Convention came to a close on August 30 with a benediction delivered by Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the cardinal-archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York and, by virtue of his position, perhaps the best-known and most ...
Ryan's CatholicismBy MATTHEW PAYNE. Mitt Romney introduced Republican Rep. Paul Ryan as the "intellectual leader" of the GOP. But another aspect of Mr. Ryan's credentials is sure to receive attention: His Catholicism. If elected, Mr. Ryan will become the first Catholic ...
Ryan's Catholicism could help Romney, observers sayPaul Ryan's Roman Catholicism played into his selection as Mitt Romney's running mate is up for debate. By all accounts, Ryan's primary attractions have been his reputation as a budget hawk and his conservative credentials, popular even with the tea party.
Romney's Speech, and Boehner's CatholicismBefore you read my post, especially if you didn't watch the Republican National Convention last night, go read Joanna's. She explains the role of Mormon speakers humanizing Mitt Romney last night, and how the image of a kind, generous, selfless lay ...
Paul Ryan's Catholicism and the PoorMs. Antolin is a Catholic theologian. A version of this article appeared August 18, 2012, on page A11 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Paul Ryan's Catholicism and the Poor. Copyright 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All ...
Why Obama Supporters Question Paul Ryan's CatholicismFor a number of years national surveys have shown that religious Catholics and Protestants—usually defined as those who attend church once per week or more—tend to vote Republican.
Mormons, Catholics Have Had ConflictsMitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential candidate makes 2012 the first time in American history that a major party has run a ticket without a Protestant on it: Romney is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ...
A Mormon's journey to CatholicismEarly in the evening of May 28, 2010, I am attending Mass in the majestic Basilica di Sant'Apollinare next to the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome.
Are Catholics in the Pews Like Pew's 'Catholic Voters'?Meanwhile, here's what we do know about the "Catholic vote": that interpretations of polls (including this one) depend upon the segment of Catholicism analyzed, how sizable it is in key states. and what issues might be decisive in November. And that ...
Celebrate Labor Day With Saint Joseph the WorkerFor many years, Labor Day has been seen simply as the final weekend of summer, signaling the end of vacations and cookouts and the start of school.
Jon O'Brien on speaking up for pro-choice CatholicsThey say Catholics must reject any attempt by the government to require contraception coverage, but their perspective leaves out the 98 percent of sexually active Catholic women who have used a form of modern contraception, as well as the workers of ...
Catholics Shift Away from Obama, Democratic PartyCatholics are a major voting block, and one that can't be pigeonholed by Republicans or Democrats. A recent NPR segment compared Vice President Joe Biden with the presumptive Vice Presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan.
US Catholics' Satisfaction With Bishops Is UpU.S. Catholics' satisfaction with bishops leaped from 51 to 70 percent in the last decade, according to the Pew Forum. That's impressive, though it is hard to imagine a lower point than 2002, when Catholics saw a flood of news on clerical sexual abuse ...
Kevin and the Catholics focus on forgivenessForgiveness, so much a part of Catholicism, is a cause for both good and evil. Good forgiveness gives miscreants a chance to begin anew.
New priest offers introduction to Catholicism courseNew priest offers introduction to Catholicism course. Friday, August 31, 2012. McCook Daily Gazette. McCOOK, Nebraska -- The Rev.
Letter: Rand and Catholicism don't mixRep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) claims he is an avid follower of the conservative individualistic philosophy of writer Ayn Rand ["Does Paul Ryan see the limits of Ayn Rand?
Some church leaders still don't get itA prominent priest has become the Todd Akin of Catholicism for voicing troubling views about sex abuse that were ó and apparently still are ó quietly held by some members of the clergy.