CNN: The Pope vs. the GOP

Manu Raju | CNN (United States) WASHINGTON (CNN) —Congressional Republicans hope Pope Francis leaves his liberal-leaning views at the Vatican. When he addresses a joint session of Congress Thursday during …Continue reading »

The Atlantic: America’s Autumn of Islamophobia

David A. Graham | The Atlantic (United States) The United States seems poised to follow up its summer of religious freedom with an autumn of Islamophobia. Last week, in New …Continue reading »

Religion & Politics: Pope Francis Causes Division Among Cubans in MiamiReligion & Politics: Pope Francis Causes Division Among Cubans in MiamiReligion & Politics: Pope Francis Causes Division Among Cubans in Miami

Alfredo Garcia | Religion & Politics (United States) Hours after the news broke in December that the United States and Cuba were reinstating diplomatic relations, I arrived at a Catholic …Continue reading »

Huffington Post: How Gay Rights And Religious Freedom Are Impacted By Obama’s Executive Order, AnalysisHuffington Post: How Gay Rights And Religious Freedom Are Impacted By Obama’s Executive Order, AnalysisHuffington Post: How Gay Rights And Religious Freedom Are Impacted By Obama’s Executive Order, Analysis

David Gibson | Huffington Post (UNITED STATES) (RNS) One of the toughest political calculations in Washington is balancing competing claims of gay rights with the traditional prerogatives of religious freedom. …Continue reading »

Letter to President Barack Obama – July 14, 2014 / Carta al Presidente Barack Obama – 14 julio, 2014

Pulse aquí para la versión en Español. July 14, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC 20500 C/O Melissa Rogers, Executive Director, White House Office …Continue reading »

NY Times: The Catholic Roots of Obama’s ActivismNY Times: The Catholic Roots of Obama’s ActivismNY Times: The Catholic Roots of Obama’s Activism

Jason Horowitz | The New York Times (United States) CHICAGO — In a meeting room under Holy Name Cathedral, a rapt group of black Roman Catholics listened as Barack Obama, …Continue reading »

Excelsior: La Iglesia y los migrantesExcelsior: La Iglesia y los migrantesExcelsior: La Iglesia y los migrantes

Gustavo Mohar | Excelsior (México) El presidente Obama estuvo en México y evitó mencionar el asunto de la reforma migratoria pendiente en su país. Como he mencionado en artículos previos, …Continue reading »

Religion & Politics: On Compromise and Congressional BrinkmanshipReligion & Politics: On Compromise and Congressional BrinkmanshipReligion & Politics: On Compromise and Congressional Brinkmanship

David Brockman | Religion & Politics (United States) When President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, the problem of congressional gridlock will likely be a major theme. …Continue reading »

NY Times: Health Law Challenge Opens Up New FrontNY Times: Health Law Challenge Opens Up New FrontNY Times: Health Law Challenge Opens Up New Front

Adam Liptak | The New York Times (United States) WASHINGTON — In temporarily blocking enforcement of the part of President Obama’s health care law that requires many employers to provide health insurance coverage for …Continue reading »

NY Times: A New Wave of Challenges to Health LawNY Times: A New Wave of Challenges to Health LawNY Times: A New Wave of Challenges to Health Law

Sheryl Gay Stohlberg | The New York Times (United States) WASHINGTON — More than a year after the Supreme Court upheld the central provision of President Obama’s health care overhaul, …Continue reading »

Colorlines: Federal Judge Says Obama Governs Like Bush on Reproductive RightsColorlines: Federal Judge Says Obama Governs Like Bush on Reproductive RightsColorlines: Federal Judge Says Obama Governs Like Bush on Reproductive Rights

Jorge Rivas | Colorlines (United States) A federal judge last week denied a request to delay his ruling ordering the government to make “Plan B” emergency contraception available to everyone, …Continue reading »