- Aug 3, 2020
As the nation’s houses of worship weigh how and when to resume in-person gatherings while coronavirus stay-at-home orders ease in some areas, a new poll points to a partisan divide over whether restricting those services violates religious freedom.
Now that Joseph Biden has officially tossed his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination as President of the United States, he’s quickly become his party’s presumptive front-runner and the highest-profile Catholic running for office. However, despite frequent visits to the Vatican in the past, he faces serious hurdles from leaders of the U.S. church.
Holly Taylor Coolman is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Providence College in Rhode Island. She is currently running for state representative as a Democrat and spoke to Crux about what it’s like to be a theologian running for public office.
Some recent polls show broad support for some abortion rights among Republicans, and another suggests that a noteworthy number of Democrats are in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that cemented abortion’s legality in the United States.
Even acknowledging that RFK had feet of clay too, his legacy at 50 years still packs a punch.