Short Take

Erika Bachiochi September 24, 2020
To realize Ginsburg’s vision for authentic equality between men and women, we will have to point our children to those who recognize unborn life not as a hindrance but as the reason for greater solidarity with one another.
Charles C. Camosy September 24, 2020
Sen. Dianne Feinstein spoke for many when she told Barrett quite directly, “The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.”
Thomas J. Reese September 24, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg thought the ruling in Roe v. Wade was correct but too sweeping.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden vows to “codify Roe v. Wade,” and his running mate, Kamala Harris, has sponsored legislation that would override state laws and require the coverage of elective abortions by all federal health programs.
Richard M. Doerflinger September 23, 2020
Voting for a pro-life president is not only about Supreme Court nominations, writes Richard M. Doerflinger. State laws restricting abortion, conscience protections and the ban on federal funding of abortion are also at stake.
Chief Justice John Roberts has indicated that the Supreme Court should generally be bound by its own previous decisions, including Roe v. Wade. (CNS photo/Leah Millis, Pool via Reuters)
William T. Cavanaugh September 23, 2020
Abortion may indeed be the preeminent issue for Catholic voters, writes William T. Cavanaugh. But the premise that a Republican court majority will overturn Roe v. Wade is deeply flawed.
Lance Lee September 22, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic is adding to the financial woes of Catholic schools in inner cities. But better management and creative fundraising may save them, writes Lance L. Lee, a parent of two children in Catholic schools.