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Catholicism

  1. sunday school
    Excluding Catholics From Communion Was Once the NormU.S. bishops’ plan to discipline President Biden failed, but for centuries questions of “worthiness” kept laypeople from taking Communion.
  2. catholicism
    Bishops Cave on Denying Communion to Pro-Choice Politicians Like BidenAfter Pope Francis repeatedly warned conservative bishops against politically weaponizing the sacrament of the Eucharist, they took the hint.
  3. catholicism
    Pope Francis Tells Biden He Is a ‘Good Catholic’ Who Ought to Take CommunionBiden is in the middle of a battle between Pope Francis and traditionalists over “weaponization” of the Eucharist.
  4. catholicism
    Pope Francis Is Not a Fan of Conservative Effort to Deny Communion to Joe BidenAfter some oblique warnings, Francis is clearly telling telling conservative bishops to behave like pastors, not politicians.
  5. abortion
    Bishops Try to Backpedal As Backlash to Attack on Biden GrowsAn upcoming statement aimed at denying communion to pro-choice Catholic politicians like the president is getting bad reviews in Rome and America.
  6. supreme court
    Justice Barrett Gets Big Book Deal to Tell Readers What They Don’t Want to HearThe justice’s book will explain that personal feelings don’t matter to judges. Her assumed personal feelings on abortion are why she’s on the Court.
  7. supreme court
    Why the Barrett Hearings Are Generating Less Outrage Than Kavanaugh’sUnlike Trump’s last Supreme Court pick, Barrett is not embroiled in scandal — but that’s not the only reason the temperature is lower this time.
  8. supreme court
    Are Amy Coney Barrett’s Religious Views Fair Game for Tough Questions?Charismatic Catholicism may seem alien to many Americans. But Barrett’s critics really need to educate themselves before diving down rabbit holes.
  9. religion
    Why Being Catholic Isn’t Special in Politics AnymoreJoe Biden isn’t appealing to Catholic tradition in his bid to become the second Catholic president. But that’s the American way.
  10. vision 2020
    Does Joe Biden’s Catholicism Matter?If elected, Biden would become just the second Catholic president. But his faith probably won’t greatly affect the odds he will win.
  11. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Meet Brett Kavanaugh’s Alleged Accomplice, Mark JudgeKavanaugh’s accuser alleges that his high-school buddy, who has since become a writer, was in the room during the assault.
  12. A Look at Trump’s Shortlist for Replacing Anthony KennedyDon’t expect any surprises given Trump’s unusual self-discipline in keeping his judicial promises to conservatives.
  13. Did Pope Francis Abolish Hell?The Vatican is equivocating about what Francis did and didn’t say, but it’s certainly reviving some very old debates about the afterlife.
  14. Southern Hostility to Francis Not About ReligionOld anti-Catholic traditions have all but died in the Deep South, but conservatives aren’t likely to back the views of a left-wing Latin American.
  15. Pope Francis Balances Humility, Vatican OpulenceAt mass in Rome, the pope is a champion of equality, but his words do not always match with the realities and traditions of the Catholic Church.