Roman Catholicism

Why it’s hard to find a good Catholic in American politics

"The anti-abortion movement itself has enough resources in its organizations and PACs to create a bipartisan, multi-racial anti-abortion majority.... Instead, the movement prefers a costlier and riskier one-party approach...The past four years were a hard pill for a nonwhite pro-lifer or a good Catholic of any color to swallow but barely troubled Big Pro Life at all." - RNS

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The Enduring Lesson of the Galileo Myth

"Galileo’s biggest mistake was to move the fight out of the realm of science and into the field of biblical interpretation. In a fit of hubris, he wrote the Letter to Castelli in order to explain how his theory was not incompatible with proper biblical exegesis. With the Protestant Reformation still fresh on their minds, the authorities in the Catholic Church were in no mood to endure another troublemaker trying to interpret Scripture on his own." - TGC

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Bishops quick to debate Eucharist — and Joe Biden — at meeting

"...shortly after U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops President Jose Gomez, the archbishop of Los Angeles, opened the floor — the virtual floor, as the meeting is being conducted remotely — for discussion of the meeting’s agenda, the first bishop to speak took the opportunity to rail against Biden and his abortion policies." - RNS 

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US Catholic Bishops expected to advise denying communion to pro-abortion politicians

"According to Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, who chairs the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, advocacy for abortion constitutes a 'grave moral evil.' Naumann told The Associated Press that 'Because President Biden is Catholic, it presents a unique problem for us.'" - C.Post

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