Explainer

Michael J. O’Loughlin September 24, 2020
Speculation that President Trump will name Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court has revived interest in her charismatic Catholic group. Michael O’Loughlin looks at the history—and the myths—of People of Praise.
James T. Keane, Sam Sawyer, S.J. September 15, 2020
Are the 40 million U.S. Catholics who are registered Democrats facing the fires of hell? Not according to canon law or the U.S. bishops.
James T. Keane September 03, 2020
Should Catholic priests or members of religious orders be endorsing political candidates? If it is allowed, is it prudent?
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Molly Cahill August 26, 2020
John Baldovin, S.J., a sacramental theologian and professor at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, offered America explanations for many of the important questions that have arisen as a result of Father Hood’s case.
James T. Keane August 26, 2020
If President Donald J. Trump wins a second term in November, what will it mean for abortion policy in the United States?
James T. Keane August 19, 2020
What would a Biden/Harris presidential win mean for abortion politics in the United States?