Will Bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom Give Democrats an Edge?

On Bloggingheads, Commonweal associate editor Grant Gallicho says the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ stepped-up “religious liberty” campaign planned for June 21 through July 4 may backfire politically, and he is “dubious that this will go over at the parish level:”

We also discussed the Church’s “preoccupation” with feminism, the crackdown on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and whether it’s payback for the nuns’ support of health care reform. You can watch the entire thing here.

Sarah Posner, author of God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, covers politics and religion. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, The American ProspectThe NationSalon, and other publications. Follow her on TwitterRSS feed Email