Contraception

Essay

The Supreme Court’s 2013 Term: Missing Justice O’Connor

The Supreme Court’s new term, which started on October 7, includes several important cases concerning religion. The docket may also dismantle key precedents set by …

By Leslie C. Griffin

The Table

How about a “Do Over” for the HHS Mandate?

Editor’s Note: The comment period for the latest proposed accommodation to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide contraception coverage ended on April 8. We …

By Francis J. Manion

The Table

Rhetoric Versus Reality: The Contraception Benefit and Religious Freedom

Editor’s Note: The comment period for the latest proposed accommodation to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide contraception coverage ended on April 8. We …

By Elizabeth Sepper and Alisha Johnson

The Table

The Church’s Right to Religious Freedom (And its Place in the Public Square)

With the inauguration over, along with the 2012 election, it’s time to count casualties. The first, as in warfare, is truth. A second might be …

By Mary Ann Walsh

Essay

Is 2012 America’s “Catholic Moment?”

For many politicos and pundits, Mitt Romney’s ascendancy to the top of Republican presidential ticket has marked the high point—so far—of the much-hyped “Mormon Moment.” …

By David Gibson

Editor’s Note

When Church and State Collide: The Supreme Court Goes to Mass

Any reader of U.S. history knows that religion and politics have mixed in a multitude of ways from the time of the nation’s founding. Motivated …

By Marie Griffith

Essay

The Anniversary of Kennedy’s Landmark Speech on Religion

On September 12, 1960, John F. Kennedy gave his now-famous speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. In front of the Protestant ministers in attendance …

By The Editors

Profile

Meet Derrick Harkins, the Pastor Behind the Democratic Party’s Faith Outreach

CHARLOTTE — “Faith is an integral part of the Democratic Party,” the Reverend Derrick Harkins proclaimed Wednesday as he kicked off a panel on religion …

By Elizabeth Dias

Interview

The Lost Art of Political Compromise: An Interview with Al Simpson

Alan K. Simpson is one of America’s favorite political pugilists. A lawyer, legislator, and devout Episcopalian, during his four decades in national politics, Simpson has learned …

By Max Perry Mueller

Essay

Fortnight for Freedom: Whose Religious Liberty?

When the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops kicked off their “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign almost two weeks ago, they chose an auspicious feast day to …

By Jessica Coblentz

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Louisiana

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