A New Way Forward on Abortion
Jon A. Shields, Public Discourse

Pro-lifers and pro-choicers alike should consider a constitutional amendment that would allow, but not require, states to ban abortion in the second trimester.

The USCCB files amicus brief in Supreme Court supporting DOMA, Prop. 8
Sister Mary Ann Walsh, Ignatius Insight

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on January 29 filed amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court in support of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, both of which confirm the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

The Four Pillars of the Christian Life
Msgr. Charles Pope, Archdiocese of Washington

For too often many parishes are reduced from being lighthouses to clubhouses; from being thermostats which set the temperature of culture, to thermometers that merely record the temperature; from being places where Christ is central, and it is his wedding, to being places where Christ is merely an invited guest at our wedding feast.

Why do Episcopalians get so much ink?
Terry Mattingly, Get Religion

Why do so many journalists seem to think that the small (and dwindling) Episcopal Church is the most important of the “mainline” churches?