Purple Catholicism

Erasing pro-life Christians of color

By Charles C. Camosy — August 30, 2022
(RNS) — A post-Dobbs narrative breezily associates all anti-abortion activism and policies with racism.

The pro-life movement must move beyond Donald Trump — and we just got our game plan 

By Charles C. Camosy — July 29, 2022
(RNS) — It is time for pro-lifers to abandon the nose-holding, smash the MAGA idol and find a different way.

Pro-lifer 3.0 to abortion-rights supporters: Let’s talk

By Charles C. Camosy — June 27, 2022
(RNS) — Let’s put on our big-boy and big-girl boots and have an exchange that matters.

Why believe better family policies will reduce abortions? Well, there’s the data.

By Charles C. Camosy — June 7, 2022
(RNS) — There is plenty of evidence to suggest that increased social support will result in fewer abortions. 

Advocate for abortion if you must. But don’t say poor people made you do it.

By Charles C. Camosy — May 19, 2022
(RNS) — Economically vulnerable people of color are significantly more anti-abortion than rich white folks are.

Don’t let a Supreme Court leak threaten what consensus we have on abortion

By Charles C. Camosy — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — Religious institutions are uniquely positioned to help dial down the temperature on this issue.

What Russia’s crimes in Ukraine reveal about the secular culture’s ethics

By Charles C. Camosy — April 29, 2022
(RNS) — In the world of Catholic moral theology, some crimes are called intrinsically evil.

Attacks on religious health care providers keep on coming

By Charles C. Camosy — March 28, 2022
(RNS) — A regard for the sanctity of life shouldn't count against someone sworn to save lives.

Throwing away fairness for special needs children

By Charles C. Camosy — February 10, 2022
(RNS) — New York City's decision on who adjudicates the education of disabled kids defies an ethic of hospitality.

Why Mississippi’s abortion law argues for passing Build Back Better

By Charles C. Camosy — December 6, 2021
(RNS) — Biden's signature proposal supports a 'whole life revolution' in favor of pre- and post-natal justice.

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.

Does the Fauci beagle flap mean conservatives are now serious about animal protection?

By Charles C. Camosy — October 27, 2021
(RNS) — Bipartisan pressure, not virtue signaling, is needed to stop biotech’s abuse of animals.

Catholic lawmakers can’t justify a vote for the Women’s Health Protection Act

By Charles C. Camosy — September 28, 2021
(RNS) — Catholics can debate many abortion measures in good faith. Some are beyond the pale.

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.
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