Catholic Outreach, Democratic Division

Hat tip (a little belatedly) to Beliefnet's Dan Gilgoff for his reporting on the Clinton and Obama campaigns' outreach efforts to Catholics, including new staff hires. Add to Favorite Articles

Another Clinton Pastor

Today's New York Sun features Russell Berman's interview with Hillary Clinton's sometime pastor Edward Matthews, who retired 10 years ago from the Methodist church that she attended in Little Rock ...

Abortion Politics

Lest you think abortion has disappeared as an issue this campaign season, Hillary Clinton's visit to Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa., has drawn a protest from the local Catholic bishop, ...

Pa. Jews for Obama

A letter making the case for Obama, taking particular pains to defend his handling of the Wright affair. The signatories include some rabbis, politicians, and professors, but Ami Eden of ...

McCain Courts RCs

As Reid suggested, Wayne Slater's piece on John McCain's "quiet" courtship of Catholics in yesterday's Dallas Morning News is pretty good. The evidence of the courtship is rather slim, however: ...

An Unlikely Couple

Turning away from the presidential race momentarily, Al Gore is playing matchmaker to an unlikely couple: Pat Robertson and Al Sharpton. The two have agreed to appear together in advertisements ...

Jewish Supers

Last week, the Forward played Jew/Not a Jew with the Democratic superdelegates and came up with 74 of them. Nearly half (36) have declared for Hillary Clinton, while only a ...

Jesus or Barack?

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Punished with a Baby

Barack Obama spoke to a crowd in Pennsylvania on Saturday about sex education and told them the following: "When it comes specifically to HIV/AIDS, the most important prevention is education, ...

McCain Courts Catholics

As Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News points out, John McCain is quietly engaged in the delicate courtship of Catholic voters. A key swing demographic, Catholics could crown McCain ...

Religion Gap

For those of us (and if we aren't legion neither are we a tiny few) who have shouldered the burden of tracking religion in the current campaign, the, ah, Godsend ...

Enough Already

Jacques Berlinerblau, the Washington Post's house church-state separation absolutist, sticks his tongue in his cheek to advocate a constitutional amendment that begins, "The right of presidential aspirants to discuss religion, ...

Conversion

Yesterday, a man I know told me that he had "converted" to Barack Obama as follows. He had been trying to make up his mind between Obama and Clinton, and ...

Sheik Obama

You'd think by now that anyone who wasn't aware of Barack Obama's religious identity would have to be living under a rock. If so, there are a lot of American ...

Pennslyvania On My Mind

With Pennsylvania's upcoming contest looming (April 22), attention has turned to winning over one of the state's crucial religious blocs. No, its not the Quakers, but the Catholics who are ...