Hey Washington Post editors: Santorums are (still) Catholic

Is it so rare that Catholics in politics actually vote according to Church teaching?

A decade ago, the editors of Time magazine decided – during one of the many "Who the heck are these born-gain people?" moments in the recent life of the mainstream press – to do a cover story focusing on the 25 most influential evangelical Protestants in American life. It was an interesting list. However, one name in particular raised many eyebrows – Sen. Rick Santorum. … [Read more...]

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Appeal to Pope

Family groups launch petition

The following comes from a Jan. 29 email. I'm writing with a news tip that may be of interest to you. Over 20 pro-family groups launched a worldwide appeal to Pope Francis to defend marriage and family at the upcoming Synod in Rome. You will find more information here. A list of some 100 VIPs have signed the petition -- including Cardinals, Bishops, priests, a King … [Read more...]

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If the baby’s toe is in… How about the foot?

Will Calif. elect someone as pro-abortion as Barbara Boxer?

The following comes from a Jan. 8 story on LifeNews.com. It’s only January of 2015 but the 2016 election cycle has already begun. Today, Senator Barbara Boxer of California became the first senator to announce her retirement at the end of her current term. Boxer earned a harrowing reputation as one of the U.S. Senate’s most outspoken abortion advocates. According to National … [Read more...]

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The ‘evangelical’ Catholics who are remaking the GOP

The ultimate swing vote

The following comes from a June 16 story on ReligionNews.com. How many voters know that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a Roman Catholic? Or that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is a Southern Baptist, not a Latino Catholic? Or that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio worships at both a Catholic parish and an evangelical church? More importantly, does it matter? Actually, it does in today’s … [Read more...]

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It Is Hard to Be Catholic

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Sacrifice, Suffering, and Rick Santorum

The Progressive View The following excerpt is from a February 6 story in Religious Dispatches, described by Wikipedia as “a daily online magazine covering religion and culture from a progressive point of view.”  The recent news photos of Rick Santorum tenderly cradling his stricken daughter, Isabella, touched my heart. A victim of Trisomy 18 or Edwards syndrome, Isabella … [Read more...]

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