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87 percent of Catholics like Pope, but only 22 percent agree with doctrine on contraceptives

Catholics believe Pope Francis is doing a good job, but many disagree with Church doctrine on hot-button issues, especially contraceptives, according to a global poll out on Sunday. The survey by the US-based Spanish-language network Univision of Catholics……

Rick Santorum eliminates vast majority of Catholics from the faith

Now that the media has finally figured out that there’s no “Catholic vote” and therefore Santorum isn’t winning it by virtue of his Catholicism, Santorum himself is being questioned about this supposedly puzzling phenomenon. His response? One of my favorite logical fallacies: No True Scotsman.  I think the bottom line…

Birth control debate exposes divide between bishops and Catholics

(Reuters) – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is a powerful institution, at least on paper. But a recent debate over contraception coverage has exposed a deep divide between the 271 active bishops and the rank-and-file U.S. Catholics who are supposed to follow their moral authority. It also has raised…

How to lose an argument

Thank god Mom decided at the last minute not to electrocute me in the womb There are several ways to lose an argument, actually, but one of the most efficient is to say something like this: As a violation of natural right, abortion is even more extreme than slavery. This…

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