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Dear Prudence

There has recently been much talk about whether Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget is faithful to the principles of Catholic social thought—or is instead a libertarian...

Two Cities, Two Americas

Nobody claimed it was the best of times. Either it was the worst of times, as the Republicans insisted in Tampa, or it could have been even worse, as the Democrats...

The Single-Issue Trap

In 2007 the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, a guide for American Catholics seeking to discern...

Ryan and the P90X Republicans

Paul Ryan is known for his devotion to a fitness regime called P90X, which involves "working out 6-7 days per week, with each workout lasting about 1-1½ hours,"...

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...
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Book Reviews

One Nation Under God

April 20, 2015 | 0 comments

Plot Twists

July 1, 2013 | 0 comments

When in Rome...

March 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Fetal Positions

March 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Single-issue Church?

January 7, 2011 | 0 comments

Converts to a Cause

December 14, 2009 | 0 comments