CONSERVATISM AND CATHOLICISM
Interesting discussion over at HMS blog about how political conservatism aligns with Catholic social teaching.
I've always found the notion that liberal differences with the Church (e.g. women's ordination, sexual teachings, etc.) are always considered diffrences on matters of faith and thus illicit, while conservative differences (on capital punishment, war on Iraq, social justice) are considered differences on prudential judgements and thus licit a bit too tidy and convenient for conservatives. I have some more research to do on this, but I suspect it's not nearly so cut and dry.