As the recession gets worse, more Catholics are shifting their political opinions, or becoming more open to compromise and dialogue about that and other issues.
The economic argument against contraception assumes an unnerving disregard for humanity.
The media discussions over the inclusion, and then exclusion, of contraception funds in the stimulus package ignored actual experts. And the fact that family planning has profound economic benefits.
An independent group of economists rates the candidates during the financial crisis on ten critical issues for women. McCain barely passes, Obama scores high.
In a broken economy, do Americans realize that moralizing about sex doesn’t address people’s real needs?
With Sarah Palin’s appeal to social conservatives and Joe Biden’s pro-choice Catholicism, expect the McCain campaign to go all-in with the Culture War in Thursday’s debate.
In nearly any other election in recent memory, the accusation that a Republican candidate in Iowa not only supported abortion but had participated in one would have been big news — if not a political kiss of death. Not this year.
The Democratic debate in Las Vegas tonight evinced remarkable consensus and civility among the three Democratic candidates, and fighting words towards the current Administration and the American political status quo.