Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith

Is there a Catholic vote at midterm?; and Nuns on the Bus roll out the vote

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Prof. Mark Silk, director of the Leonard Greenberg Center for Religion and Public Life at Trinity College, talking about public reaction to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ objections to the Obama administration’s Affordable Health Care Act: “Most Americans don’t buy this as a threat to freedom of religion.”

Mark Silk, director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College, discusses the Catholic vote; the silence of the bishops this election season and whether it’s a result of the Francis Effect; the synod on the family so far; and why certain progressive changes (married priests, same-sex marriage) would be problematic.

 

 

Sr. Elainenuns on the busWest Hartford, CT, Sister of St. Joseph Elaine Betoncourt, who traveled the country on the Nuns’ second trip, advocating immigration reform, talks about the sisters’ just-completed third mission — to get out the vote, especially in key states — and provides an update on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, in continuing discussions with its Vatican censors.

 

Catholic commentary of note:

ross douthatNew York Times conservative Catholic columnist Ross Douthat opines against the Pope:

 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/opinion/sunday/ross-douthat-the-pope-and-the-precipice.html?_r=0

And two America columnists beg to differ:

Sr Mary Ann Walshhttp://americamagazine.org/content/all-things/room-forgiveness-caring-and-starting-over-church

John O'Malley SJhttp://americamagazine.org/content/all-things/precipice-yawning-john-w-omalley-sj-responds-ross-douthat

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