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Thomas J. Reese, S.J., is a senior analyst for Religion News Service. Previously he was a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter (2015-17) and an associate editor (1978-85) and editor in chief (1998-2005) of America.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Thomas J. Reese
The faith-based office, founded under President George W. Bush, evolved over the past two decades, but it became moribund under President Donald Trump, who preferred to talk only with evangelical leaders who supported him.
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Thomas J. Reese
If there is one thing Joe Biden does not need, it's a lawsuit against the Little Sisters of the Poor.
FaithShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
While it is true that conflict exists between the U.S. bishops and the Biden administration, ignoring the areas of agreement is ignoring the facts. It is bad for the administration, bad for the bishops and bad for the country.
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Thomas J. Reese
2020 has tested the heart and soul of America.
FaithNews Analysis
Thomas J. Reese
It’s not just popes: The church needs more time to examine any person’s life.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Thomas J. Reese
After the election, it has become clear that the United States has fractured along partisan lines. Here are six Catholic principles that the U.S. could benefit from right now.
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Thomas J. Reese
One tip: Keep partisan politics out of the parish bulletin and the parish website.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
To argue that a person’s religious beliefs are not or should not be influential in how they approach judicial questions shows an ignorance of history and politics.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
Ruth Bader Ginsburg thought the ruling in Roe v. Wade was correct but too sweeping.
Politics & SocietyNews
Thomas J. Reese
The 16th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast is dividing Catholics along partisan lines because it will honor President Trump's attorney general a little more than a month before the November election.