Laura R. Olson

The Times, Are They A-Changin’?


Will the Catholic Church expand the priesthood to women? Melissa Deckman and Laura Olson argue this would be met with support from the American Catholic laity.

As Catholics Go, So Goes the Nation?


Catholics are an important swing group, and Romney and Obama’s focuses on religious liberty and economic inequality have both been sanctioned by the USCCB.

Mitt Romney’s Complicated Courtship Dance(s)


Mitt Romney has played down his personal Mormon faith, but has not hesitated to harness “religion” under other guises for political gain.