A Catholic League of Their Own?

Earlier this month Catholic League president Bill Donohue called on Senator Barack Obama to dissolve his Catholic National Advisory Council because not one of the 26 former and current public policy makers in the group stand with the Catholic Church on key issues such as abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, and school vouchers. In addition, most […]

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Proud of Our Archbishop

Just a little while ago, I picked up my copy of The Leaven, the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, and went straight to Archbishop Joseph Naumann’s column, which dealt with the issue of giving Holy Communion to our pro-abortion Catholic governor, Kathleen Sebelius. It is in some sense “hard-hitting,” and necessarily […]

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Hillary-ous Discussion

A friend just forwarded to me an article by Melinda Henneberger entitled, “Hillary for Mother Superior: Why Catholics Prefer Clinton to Obama.”  Henneberger begins the piece by mentioning that her Catholic friends tend to favor Obama, noting that “there is a lot for Catholics to like in Obama’s early opposition to the war, attention to social […]

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And You Call Yourself a Catholic

During “election season” we receive many many questions in our Catholic Responses department on Catholics’ participation in the political sphere. These questions most frequently involve abortion. Last week, for example, one CUF emailed this seemingly simple question: “Can you call yourself a Catholic if you are pro-choice?” Here is the response I sent: Those who […]

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An Irresponsible Endorsement

When I read that Catholic constitutional law scholar Douglas Kmiec recently endorsed Barack Obama for president, I immediately thought of one of my favorite lawyer jokes: Question: How can you tell that a lawyer is lying? Answer: His lips are moving. I’m certainly not calling Professor Kmiec a liar, but this usually reputable Catholic scholar does stand on shaky ground whenever he moves his […]

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The Barack-ing Point?

The other day Tim Staples emailed me an article regarding Barack Obama’s address this past summer to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. In his speech, Senator Obama attacked the Supreme Court decision that upheld the federal partial-birth abortion law, as well as the nomination of Supreme Court justices who favor overturning Roe v. Wade.  In the […]

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New Statement Responds to Campaign Events at Catholic Colleges

Following a series of campaign events by pro-abortion presidential candidates on Catholic college campuses, a coalition of influential Catholic organizations today released a statement urging all Catholic institutions to refuse to host politicians who oppose Catholic teaching on serious moral issues. The statement was organized by The Cardinal Newman Society, a group that works to […]

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Long Live the King!

This Sunday we conclude the liturgical year with the Solemnity of Christ the King. This week on the “Sunday Homilies” page at the CUF website we have a beautiful homily for the occasion by Most. Rev. John F. Donoghue, retired Archbishop of Atlanta. To view this homily, click here. Archbishop Donoghue includes a quote from Pope Pius […]

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