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.
In the aftermath of Mitt Romney’s loss to Barack Obama, analysts have noted that the Republican nominee lost in large measure due to changing American demographics—particularly the rise of the Latino vote, non-white Christians, and the religiously unaffiliated. But another demographic trend also threatens to hurt Republican chances in the future: the decline of marriage.
Will the GOP’s “woman problem” persist in the 2012 election?
Is the “war on women” strategy a smart move by Democrats to court women voters, especially since it’s centered around abortion politics? The answer is complicated.
Tea Party women dismiss “Julia,” the Obama campaign’s virtual poster girl for social welfare programs, as sexist propaganda. Do other Americans agree?
Wheaton College’s recent lawsuit against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate could be a helpful – but potentially dangerous – issue for Romney.