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What was the Review thinking?
Nov 09 2012
What was the intent of placing two letters undermining the case against same-sex Marriage in the last Catholic Review before the election (CR, Nov 1)?

Credibility and political capital of the church stands at zero
Nov 09 2012
The biggest loser of all in this election was the Catholic Church. We are now stuck with abortion-on-demand for the rest of my life. And we’ll have to pay for it besides!

Poll results show conflicting priorities
Nov 05 2012
A recent Public Religion Research Institute poll found that 60 percent of Catholics go against the focus of U.S. bishops on abortion, contraception and gay marriage, but want a greater focus on social justice, such as: poverty and hunger, huge increases in military spending, world peace, and the violence in our own country.

Culinary column evokes memories
Nov 05 2012
Father Leo Patalinghug’s “Culinary Confessions” (CR, Nov. 1) brought back fond memories and a few tears.

American Catholic Church appears to have become more sheep than shepherd
Oct 31 2012
It is tragic that it qualifies as national news when one Catholic bishop in Green Bay unabashedly urges his flock to vote according to the Church’s teachings on abortion and gay marriage: clearly stating that it’s sinful to vote for those who support those atrocities.

Recent poll demonstrates urgent need for New Evangelization
Oct 31 2012
The recent national poll of Catholics indicating the laity has more concern over economic and poverty issues than non-negotiable moral issues should be a wakeup call to American bishops that either they failed to adequately communicate the “social doctrine” of the Church or the laity and some theologians have decided to ignore it in favor of a narrow understanding of “social justice."

How will people of faith vote?
Oct 24 2012
President Obama has failed America with his domestic economic policies, massive debt, high unemployment, high energy prices and socialism with big government dependency, weakness because we cannot be a military superpower if we are not an economic superpower.

Tax for access to sacraments counterproductive
Oct 24 2012
Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg, Germany, allows Catholics to receive the sacraments only if they pay a church membership tax (CR, Oct. 4).

Immodestly dressed bride does not help the same-sex marriage argument
Oct 23 2012
What has happened to your editorial Sense? How could you not see that the very immodest dress of the bride featured in your Oct. 18 is an insult to the very concept of Catholic marriage?

Marriage is a binding union of a man and a woman
Oct 23 2012
Marriage is a binding union of a man and a woman for the procreation, nurture, and civilization of children, providing basic stability to society.