Faithful Citizenship

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Faithful Citizenship in 2012 

The American bishops’ landmark 2007 instruction to Catholics about politics will be not be changed, but will be re-issued in … Continued

The Christian case for Mormon values

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

The disappearing abortion issue

The command by Cardinal-elect and Archbishop Burke that Catholics vote Tea-publican in 2010 was remarkable only in that it was … Continued

Bishops Want Health-Care Reform

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. In the Gospels, Jesus spends much of his time trying to teach … Continued

A Bishop’s Early Retirement

The Aug. 31 press conference when Scranton Bishop Joseph Martino announced his resignation raised my admiration of the Catholic Church. … Continued

Dr. Ambassador to the Vatican

The terms “doctor” and “ambassador” do not usually fit together. With the expected confirmation of theologian Miguel Diáz as the … Continued

Controlling the Catholic Brand

For about a decade and a half, there have been no Conservative Catholics in America. Looking at the media during … Continued

Bishops Must Rethink Anti-Abortion Strategy

Northeastern Pennsylvania is the most Catholic part of the United States. According to local experts, 80 percent of the population … Continued

Bishops Plan for Dealing with a Democratic Washington

Monday, less than a week after the presidential election, the U.S. Catholic bishops will meet in Baltimore to try to … Continued

Catholics Go For Obama

Catholic voters ignored the instructions of a group of vocal bishops and delivered 54% of their vote for Barack Obama … Continued

“Faithful Citizenship” — What the Catholic Bishops Say

The Catholic bishops in the United States do not, of course, endorse particular political candidates. But they have outlined important … Continued

Bishops (plural) vs. Bishop (singular)?

On October 5, I listened to Bishop Joseph Martino’s Right to Life Sunday letter for all the churches of the … Continued

Election Day or Judgment Day for Catholics?

Feeling any pressure to cast the right vote Nov. 4? Imagine how some Roman Catholic parishioners are feeling in Missouri. … Continued

Something New in the Abortion Debate

After decades of debate over abortion, something new has occurred this year. First, the Democratic Party is now not just … Continued

The Archbishop, the House Speaker and the Abortion Dance

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke about the abortion issue in a television interview, Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington issued … Continued

Bishops in Denial About Denying Communion?

In case you haven’t noticed, Catholic bishops have stopped denying communion to politicians in this 2008 political campaign. The new … Continued

Benedict Not a Single-Issue Pope

The arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in the middle of a presidential election is raising hopes among Republicans, fears among … Continued

Dirty Harry for President

Although Hollywood is routinely condemned by conservatives as a hotbed of liberal elitists, in fact it perpetuates the American myth … Continued