Thursday, May 11, 2017

White House signing ceremonies showcase two styles of U.S. Catholicism

White House signing ceremonies showcase two styles of U.S. Catholicism

America

By Michael O'Loughlin


Catholic sisters played a role in two White House signing ceremonies within the past decade that, taken together, offer a contrasting glimpse into how faith operates in the public square today. In one instance, the result may be that the church is free to operate health care centers with less federal oversight; in the other, the result was that millions of Americans gained access to health insurance, some for the first time in their lives.