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In praise of Archbishop Gómez’s anti-racism

By Charles C. Camosy — November 12, 2021
(RNS) — Simply googling Gomez would have saved his critics the self-own of trying to take down an anti-racist hero.
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Clearing up the Catholic confusion about vaccine mandates

By Charles C. Camosy — August 13, 2021
(RNS) — Conscience comes before all else.

Will those suffering late-stage dementia be the next to be called less than human?

By Charles C. Camosy — July 15, 2021
(RNS) — Attitudes toward brain death are already being extended to those with late-stage dementia and beyond.

Common ground on abortion is staring us right in the face

By Charles C. Camosy — June 30, 2021
(RNS) — Supporting mothers is so uncontroversial only politics explains why it hasn’t already been achieved.

Supreme Court’s hearing of Mississippi abortion law is a gut check for pro-lifers

By Charles C. Camosy — May 28, 2021
(RNS) — There may be blowback if the landmark abortion decision is overruled, but the price may be worth it.

Alien life looks more and more likely. Catholics are ready.

By Charles C. Camosy — May 18, 2021
(RNS) — Religious traditions have always believed that we share the universe with angels, demons and other nonhumans.

God’s plan for animals is a hot topic in theology that we can all understand

By Charles C. Camosy — April 28, 2021
(RNS) — While much of theology is abstract by nature, this subject is as relatable as Happy the Elephant.

‘Silence is not an option’: Harold Braswell on Canada’s new assisted suicide law

By Charles C. Camosy — March 12, 2021
(RNS) — The law, passed this week, extends the right to physician-assisted suicide (PAS) to disabled people.

Make houses of worship the center of vaccine rollout

By Charles C. Camosy — February 5, 2021
(RNS) — States and the federal government must reach out to church leaders in a systematic way and ask for their help.

The future of the pro-life movement after Trump

By Charles C. Camosy — January 27, 2021
(RNS) — The alliance with Trump is going to taint the movement for some time to come. Here's how it can recover.

Could Catholic moral theology light the way for a new GOP?

By Charles C. Camosy — January 6, 2021
(RNS) — The party is realigning around a religious, multiethnic, working-class populism, and Catholic thought could provide an ideological foundation.

Who should get COVID-19 vaccine first?

By Charles C. Camosy — November 30, 2020
(RNS) — Giving a healthy 17-year-old supermarket cashier a vaccine before a 67-year-old with diabetes and asthma cannot be defended.

Your dread of the 2020 election and coronavirus will end. What will you obsess about then?

By Charles C. Camosy — October 27, 2020
(RNS) — We need to decide now if we are prepared to refuse the fear and politics that have divided us.
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