Guest Voices: Catholics

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Christmas in Vermont

Family therapist reflects on holiday tradition that cements love amid a Catholic and Jewish family.

By Marion L. Usher  |  07:14 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christmas in Vermont; Catholics; Jewish; Jews; Judaism; Christmas Eve; Vermont tradition; Christmas; families; family; Vermont; love; rituals

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Catholic writer: October has been a major month for Catholic women

Our sex has taken its rightful place within the ranks of theologians, doctors, and saints of the church.

By Ashley E. McGuire  |  09:37 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roman Catholic Church; new saints; Holy Rosary; Catholics; Mulerius Dignitatem; On the Dignity of Women; female ordination; women’s rights; lay Catholic women; spiritual leaders; man; deacons; priests; Ashley E. McGuire;

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Why a former nun will be ordained a priest

Georgia woman says she found her true calling with a group focused renewing the priesthood.

By Diane Dougherty  |  07:23 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  priests; Catholic; women priests; Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests; Diane Dougherty; Catholics

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Vatican II at 50

The greatest accomplishment that can be said for Vatican II is Pope John XXIII’s stated goal to “throw open the windows of the Church.

By Kenneth J. Wolfe  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Second Vatican Council; Vatican II; Roman Catholic Church; Catholics; 50 years after Vatican II; Ken Wolfe; Latin Mass; new Mass

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Saints are back in style

Fifty years after Vatican II, Catholic saints are enjoying a revival.

By Colleen Carroll Campbell  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Second Vatican Council; Vatican II; saints; Catholics; Roman Catholic Church; Colleen Carroll Campbell; saints; feast days

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Romney sells to the wrong voters

To woo Catholics and mainline Protestants, Romney has to drop policy of uneasy silence on faith.

By David Mason  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney; Mormons; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; evangelical bloc; mainline Protestants; Catholics

Posted at 11:44 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Democrats reinstate God’s name

How did those who drafted the platform make an error that hands back to the Republicans the stick they had used to beat the Democrats senseless for a good 30 years?

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  11:44 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DNClive; Democratic National Convetion; Christian Right; evangelicals; Catholics; Protestants; Godless; non-belief; atheists; Jacques Berlinerblau

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Religious freedom debate off the Democratic convention floor

Activists and religious leaders discuss public policies critics say are threatening religious liberty.

By Harry Knox  |  05:40 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DNClive; Democratic National Convention; Rev. Harry Knox; Catholics for Choice

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Faith and the business of AIDS

No sensible solution omits condoms, but the Catholic hierarchy keeps coming up with labyrinthine justifications for its rejection of condoms in HIV/AIDS care.

By Jon O’Brien  |  07:35 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International AIDS Conference, Jon O'Brien, Catholics

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/29/2012

Supreme Court’s health-care decision: Two Catholic cheers

With the momentum and enthusiasm from the court’s vindication, let’s put shoulders to the wheel and roll out those needed tweaks now.

By Stephen Schneck  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health-care reform, Affordable Care Act, Catholics

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Romney’s veep nominee: Would a Mormon-Catholic ticket turn blue states red?

Ideally religion should not be a part of any such equation. Yet politics is the ultimate reflection of human nature. Religion counts.

By Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell  |  01:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Catholics

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 01/27/2012

The Jesus mandate vs. Obama’s mandate

When people in need walk into a Catholic institution we serve them.  We serve our neighbor based on need, not creed.

By William E. Lori  |  01:52 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catholics, contraception