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Catholics & Party Politics

Both presidential campaigns are calling this election a choice between two starkly different visions of America. At least on that score both are right. The crucial...

Care Package

In current battles between church and state about health care and health insurance, it is often the poor and uninsured who end up as unintended casualties. A recent...

Continuing Coverage: Election 2012

Commonweal’s coverage of the 2012 election spans everything from health-care reform and religious liberty to the presidential debates, immigration, super PACs, the...

The Flip Side of Subsidiarity

Over the course of three days in March, the Supreme Court spent six hours hearing oral arguments about the most significant achievement of Barack Obama’s first term...

Separation Anxiety

On March 12, as required by the Affordable Care Act, the federal government released regulations that will determine how state health-insurance exchanges will work...

How Obama Lost Me

On January 20, the day before the South Carolina primary, the Washington Post published a long story about how political polarization in that state was reflected in...

Can We Talk about Abortion?

Dennis O’Brien In February, I received an invitation to speak about abortion to a Catholic student group at a prestigious law school. The student who contacted me...

Pass the Cudgel

We’re still debating whether what we’re doing in Libya can rightly be described as war, though bombs dropped amid an “intervention” are just as deadly. But where’s...

Fetal Positions

Americans living in the mid-nineteenth century knew almost nothing about the human fetus, at least in a biological sense. Prior to a mother’s perception of fetal...

Uncertainty Principle

My auto mechanic, Maynard, has a lesson to teach us about the unfortunate dispute between the U.S. bishops and the Catholic organizations that support the health-...

Indefensible

Not all religions have imposed moral precepts upon their adherents, but all those known as “world religions” have made such a firm connection between their practice...

No Labels, Please

Sometimes, when talking to younger audiences, the theologian Lisa Sowle Cahill will describe herself as a “relic” of the distant and benighted era before the Second...
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Book Reviews

Plot Twists

July 7, 2013 | 0 comments

When in Rome...

March 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Fetal Positions

March 3, 2011 | 0 comments

Single-issue Church?

January 1, 2011 | 0 comments

Converts to a Cause

December 12, 2009 | 0 comments