Laura R. Olson

The Times, Are They A-Changin’?


Might the Catholic Church be open to expanding the priesthood to women? Affiliated Scholars Melissa Deckman and Laura Olson show that this move would be met with the support of the American Catholic laity.

As Catholics Go, So Goes the Nation?


What should we expect from Catholics between now and Election day?

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.