NCR Today: The social teaching of the Catholic church was never intended to inform government programs but human consciences.
My Table Is Spread: No matter what science reveals about the human life of the unborn, abortion advocates refuse to consider the other half of the equation.
Analysis: By the time the closing gavel came down near midnight Thursday on the Democratic National Convention, the entire battlefield in the culture wars had shifted -- dramatically.
Election 2016: One constant in this unconventional presidential campaign may be the unpredictability -- and importance -- of the Catholic vote.
Faith and Justice: The role of religion in elections is usually fairly clear. This year, the breakdown of the 2016 primary vote by religion is difficult to measure because the exit polls were only concerned about evangelicals, not Catholics.
One speaker at the Democratic National Convention didn't bring the delegates to their feet in cheers, but evoked heads bowed in silent prayer.
Jesuit Fr. William Bryon gave an invocation and led more than 20,000 people in prayer Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on the convention's penultimate night. He preceded two of the party's biggest names -- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden -- who delivered their speeches to roaring acclaim.
While faith has been on display at the Democratic National Convention, the religiously animated at the party's grassroots say it hasn't filtered to the top.
Column: I dissent on some of her record, but our two meetings made an impression.
The Obama administration is seeking input on ways the government can comply with religious employers' refusal on moral grounds to cover contraceptives for employees and at the same time make sure those employees get such coverage.
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, published a five-page document in the Federal Register opening a period for public comment on the issue.
Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power
By Mark Landler
Published by Random House, 432 pages, $28