Human rights advocates stated that a pledge signed last Friday by religious leaders that they won’t abide by laws supporting gay marriage or abortion “perpetuates the fallacy that equality and religious liberty are incompatible and that civil rights are another burden on religious people.”
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops apparently now runs the US government, aided by “faith-based advocacy groups,” the House Democratic Leadership, the White House and members of the Senate. If you didn’t know before, you know now.
Findings from a recent poll conducted for Catholics for Choice presents new information on just where Catholics stand regarding health care reform and abortion coverage.
Protesters at Notre Dame fear that President Obama will use his commencement speech to “co-opt” the Catholic vote and promote his “extreme views on abortion.” No need for either: the vast majority of Catholics already agree with him.
When it comes to the abortion conflict in the U.S. a fascinating new consensus is emerging: the need for common ground. And while the common ground movement has yet to formalize there are signs of its potency, to be sure.
Catholics for Choice and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health created a radio campaign to encourage Catholic, Latinos and Latinas to use condoms as an STI prevention tool. Some radio stations are saying no thanks.
Two new Spanish-language radio ads take on myths about condom use in Catholic and Latino communities.
Catholic voters, just like the rest of America, want government to focus on solving problems for American families, such as increasing access to affordable health care and helping children stay healthy.
Exit polls show Obama winning the Catholic vote 53-45, in 2004 Kerry lost Catholics to Bush 52-47; Women gain seats in Congress and two strong advocates in the White House; Poll shows Filipinos broadly support teaching of family planning practices to students.
Progressive Catholic electoral activity is yet another example of the dangers of mixing politics and faith.