Politics

September 30, 2014

Paul Ryan on ‘The Way Forward’ and the Catholic Faith

The chairman of the House Budget Committee discusses his new book and how his faith influences his approach to public policy.

March 25, 2014

Register Radio: Catholics in the Ukraine and Walking With Purpose

September 26, 2013

Pope Francis’ Central Message

March 20, 2013

Catholic Students Lobby at U.N. Commission on Women

The students hoped to stress the importance of human dignity and the family to members of the commission.

November 7, 2012

Decision 2012: Hitting Bottom? A Moment of Clarity

November 7, 2012

Here's the lesson from the election, folks!

November 2, 2012

Register Radio: Catholics in Politics and the Darkside of Disclosure Laws

Businessman Keith Fimian & Senior Editor Joan Frawley Desmond

October 26, 2012

Talking about rape: What pro-life politicians desperately need to know

October 22, 2012

Bishops Stir the Pews

Oct. 21 issue editorial on the election and the New Evangelization.

October 20, 2012

Civility in the City

The archbishop of New York keeps religious freedom in the news while modeling Christian charity at the Al Smith Dinner.

October 16, 2012

I'm always confused by the "incest" exception for abortion

September 8, 2012

Heresy, American Style

Saturday Book Pick: 'Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics,' by Ross Douthat.

September 5, 2012

Democratic Party Platform Includes Abortion, Same-Sex 'Marriage,' While Excluding God

For the first time in American history, a major U.S. political party has incorporated support for a redefinition of marriage into its official statement of beliefs.

August 20, 2012

Weighing Political Policy in Light of Christian Responsibility

The principles of solidarity and subsidiarity and Paul Ryan's plans: Commentary by the archbishop of Denver.

August 10, 2012

Archbishop Lori: Obama Invite to Catholic Dinner Is Not Show of Support

Baltimore archbishop and others weigh in on invitation of the president to upcoming Alfred E. Smith Foundation dinner in New York.

July 17, 2012

Archbishop-Designate Aquila Prepares to Take the Reins in Denver

The fifth archbishop of the ‘Mile High Archdiocese’ will be installed July 18.

July 12, 2012

Mexico's New President: Return to Familiar Party, With a Difference

Enrique Peña Nieto brings fresh approach to Institutional Revolutionary Party.

July 9, 2012

Lord Alton: 'Never Forget Who You Are'

British Member of the House of Lords focuses on defending life at both ends, embattled Christians in the Middle East.

July 3, 2012

Philippines' Constitutional Framer: More People, More Glory to God

Hilario Davide speaks of the Catholic island nation's secret to happiness in spite of poverty.

June 30, 2012

Perspectives on the 'First Freedom'

Saturday Book Pick: 'Religious Freedom: Why Now?'

June 29, 2012

Archbishop Chaput: 'It's Going to Be a Long Fight'

Archbishop of Philadelphia, in Rome to receive a 'sign of embrace' from the Pope, regrets not being with his flock on day Supreme Court rules on health-care law.

June 27, 2012

Carl Anderson: Threats to Religious Liberty Bring Opportunity for Authentic Catholic Witness

Knights of Columbus head says Catholics will have ‘something great to offer’ by living their faith in public.

May 18, 2012

Sebelius Speaks at Georgetown Despite Protests

HHS secretary refers to JFK speech on religion and politics, as she encourages students to embrace public service.

May 5, 2012

A Cardinal on Politics

Saturday Book Pick: Cardinal Donald Wuerl reminds readers of the importance of going into the voting booth with a well-formed conscience.

April 18, 2012

Santorum's Contribution

April 22 issue editorial on how the former GOP candidate lived his Catholic faith on the campaign trail.

April 10, 2012

Was JFK Right to Uphold an ‘Absolute’ Separation of Church and State?

Rick Santorum bows out of the race. But his critique of President Kennedy has already prompted Cardinal Dolan to offer his own assessment of JFK's legacy, signaling a broader push to challenge Catholic attitudes on political engagement.

March 1, 2012

Archbishop Nienstedt Fights the Attempt to Redefine Marriage in Minnesota

The archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis discusses the true importance of God’s plan as a vote on the nature of marriage comes to a vote in November.

February 3, 2012

How Lila Rose Became Pro-Life … and Catholic

The founder of Live Action recalls early influences from Protestant parents who read the Church Fathers.

January 16, 2012

'Politics as a Vocation'

Mary Ann Glendon discusses the duty of all Christians to engage in public life.

January 7, 2012

A Politician's Spiritual Journey

Saturday Book Pick: Christine O’Donnell’s Troublemaker offers formula to restore America.

December 13, 2011

Archbishop Chaput Answers Questions About His Stunning Letter

December 12, 2011

Archbishop Chaput Talks Politics ... and Philadelphia

Catholics need to be more involved in politics, Philly archbishop says.

December 12, 2011

The Virgin Shall Conceive, St. John Roberts, Teaching Tolerance, Abortion Politics, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

December 9, 2011

Perry's New "Openly Gay" Ad Met with Open Hostility

December 1, 2011

Texas Showdown Headed for High Court?

Extent of church involvement in politics is at issue in protest against domestic partner legislation.

November 26, 2011

The Well-Ordered Republic, Science vs. Politics, Shushing Tyranny of 'Be Nice'!, and more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

November 24, 2011

Why I Will No More Vote for Gingrich Than Obama

November 22, 2011

Republican Candidates Talk About God at Thanksgiving Family Forum

Presidential hopefuls spoke about the importance of religion and values in their own lives and in American society.

October 23, 2011

Italian Politician Promotes Human Dignity

Rocco Buttiglione decries an emerging post-Christian Europe. Oct. 23 issue feature.

October 18, 2011

Why Is Chuck Colson Sweeping Mormonism Under the Rug?

October 17, 2011

HHS Ends Contract With Church Program for Trafficking Victims, Stressing Need for Contraception

A former director of the HHS trafficking program argues that contraceptives may facilitate coercive prostitution.

October 5, 2011

Bishops Clarify Use of 'Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship'

2007 document's new introductory note calls Catholics 'to form their consciences in the light of their Catholic faith and to bring our moral principles to the debate and decisions about candidates and issues.'

September 23, 2011

Pope Benedict Returns to Germany

An exuberant welcome from his fellow countrymen dispels any controversy sown by the mainstream media. As usual, the Holy Father gets right down to business in his opening remarks.

September 21, 2011

Speaking the Truth in Love, Bring Back John Vianney, Fr. Barrons Catholicism, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

September 20, 2011

New York Surprise: A Look at Bob Turner's Victory

Catholic Republican businessman wins congressional seat long held by Democrats.

September 16, 2011

Stewarding Social Security to a Secure Future

Is the current debate missing the point, and how does subsidiarity fit in?

August 19, 2011

Unions and the Church: Lessons Learned From Wisconsin Battle

Bishops look to heal divisions among Catholics drawn into statewide debate.

August 16, 2011

Of Cassocks and Demons, Active Participation, How Aux Bishops are Selected, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

August 4, 2011

Should America Elect a Polytheist Who Claims to Be Christian?

August 3, 2011

Cardinal Burke: Faith Is Needed in the Public Square

At Knights of Columbus' convention, head of the Vatican's highest court said 'religious faith and practice is important for the life of every nation, specifically for the right formation of the conscience of her citizens.'

August 1, 2011

A Question About Ron Paul

July 27, 2011

Church Leaders: Budget Cuts Hurt the Poor

As default looms, fiscal conservatives stress wealth creation over redistribution.

July 6, 2011

U.S. *Desperately* Needs Another Credit Card!

June 10, 2011

Four Reasons I Find the Left Repellent

June 9, 2011

Why Rick Santorum Is Running for President

In Q-and-A on democracy, Lincoln, politics and religion, candidate says: 'Being religious, and my being consciously Catholic, is something to be proud of.'

May 31, 2011

State Abortion Laws Save Lives

Expert: Local pro-life legislation makes a significant impact at the federal level.

April 11, 2011

Recusant Women, Blessed Junipero Serra, Classical Education, Charity, Distributist Guilds, and more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

April 8, 2011

Government Shutdown Showdown

Is it really the Republicans’ ‘waging war on women,’ or being good stewards of the people’s money?

March 11, 2011

Confessions of an Apolitical Housewife

March 10, 2011

Gail DeMasi: "The Basic Knowing Is Already on Our Hearts"

March 9, 2011

SDG Reviews 'Of Gods and Men'

A transcendent spiritual portrait of faith, love and martyrdom.

March 7, 2011

LifeSiteNews Defamation?

A Quebec priest is suing the pro-life web news service. Can he shut it down?

December 14, 2010

Sarah Palin vs. the Kennedy Legacy

Does the former VP candidate deserve to be criticized for taking on an American political icon?

November 22, 2010

The Search for a Moral Consensus

Is Carl Anderson's proposal to transcend partisanship feasible and reasonable?

November 14, 2010

A Special Request from the Pope

A Register editorial on Pope Benedict XVI's call for a prayer vigil for all 'nascent human life.'

November 1, 2010

The 'Glue That Holds America Together': Religion

A fascinating look into the complex future of religion in America.

October 29, 2010

Pro-Life Prognosis

Will next week’s elections help the pro-life cause? An interview with insider Charmaine Yoest.

October 28, 2010

Voting to Protect the Weakest

October 27, 2010

Who Is the Catholic Vote?

YOU are!

October 13, 2010

The Palin-ing of Secretariat

October 11, 2010

In Which I Again Signal My Secret Democrat Sympathies

October 8, 2010

I'm glad Jesus blessed peacemakers

September 24, 2010

Good Fridays: More Babies, less Boxers

September 17, 2010

Surprising Primary Wins for Pro-Life Women

July 23, 2010

Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin Win the Twitter-lection

July 14, 2010

Strange Foes, Stranger Bedfellows

July 13, 2010

What Obama Doesn't Want You to See

June 18, 2010

Year of the Pro-Life Woman?

Fiorina, Angle, Others Show Early Promise in Congressional Races

June 17, 2010

'Saint Sarah' Misses the Point

Newsweek Cover Story Is a Caricature of Christianity

April 29, 2010

Bad News for Babies: Here Comes Obama's 'Health Care'

March 23, 2010

The Remedy for Health-Care ‘Reform’

March 22, 2010

Bart Stupak's Defining Moment

February 24, 2010

"Contraception Is Wrong. Now Here's How You Use It . . ."

January 29, 2010

Can We Discuss Abortion Without Politics?

Bump+ attempts to start a conversation

January 28, 2010

You Give Social Justice a Bad Name

January 27, 2010

Was Brown’s Win a Victory for Pro-Lifers in Health-Care Debate? Activists Wary

January 25, 2010

What Not to Learn From Massachusetts

January 20, 2010

Massachusetts' Inaugural Address

Imagine Obama's Words Coming from Bay State Voters ...

January 20, 2010

Mass. Catholics Bank on Scott Brown

Defeats Heavily Favored Martha Coakley, 52%-47%, to Snag Senate Seat

January 14, 2010

Amish Granted Health-Care Exemption

December 18, 2009

Bishops Oppose Casey Amendment

November 4, 2009

Election Results

March 24, 2009

‘Anti-Catholic Al’ Update

January 5, 2009

‘Anti-Catholic Al’ in Senate?

November 13, 2008

Zambian Priest Arrested

November 10, 2008

Bishops’ Fall Meeting Begins

November 4, 2008

Archbishop Chaput Speaks Out

November 4, 2008

Thanks, Bishops

November 4, 2008

The Anti-Catholic Al Franken

November 4, 2008

If Joe the Embryo Could Vote

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