After outcry from the Latino and Catholic communities, Univision has agreed to play radio ads promoting the message that “good Catholics use condoms.”
The thought of people refusing to serve a person of color due to their personal objection to desegregation is now considered indefensible, but refusal of service due to personal religious objections is not a thing of the past.
Despite the church hierarchy’s claims that abortion needed to be the one issue that Catholics voted on, Catholics overwhelmingly disagreed with the idea that abortion should be the deciding factor this election.
The concept of conscience has been repeatedly manipulated, especially in the context of reproductive health and rights. While some have pointed to Catholic teaching to support the imposition of ever-more restrictive refusal clauses, they do not, reflect the Catholic position.
Right wingers are appealing to the political parties and to universities to punish the straying Catholics–bishops can’t find traction, the government can’t do it, and the “problem” of Catholics showing common sense is out of control.
The selection of Sen. Joe Biden as Vice-Presidential running mate should attract rank-and-file Catholics according to a major new poll on Catholic voters.
A new report details a pattern of media manipulation by Bill Donahue and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights — making them neither religious, nor civil.