Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Another Life Issue: The Death Penalty

A former student of mine works for the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska. He asked me to write a guest column for the diocesan newspaper clarifying what the teaching of the Catholic Church is regarding the death penalty. Since this is a topic of interest to many people, both Catholics and non-Catholics – in the […]

Ellen McCormack, pro-life Democratic presidential candidate, dead at 84

Ellen McCormack, pro-life candidate in the Democratic primaries for president in the 1970s, has died.  Interested persons may wish to balance the obituary of the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/us/30mccormack.html?_r=1) with that of Dr. Michael New (http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/263499/ellen-mccormack-rip-michael-j-new).  Thanks to Dr. Jane Gilroy, author of the definitive biography about Ellen McCormack’s presidential bids, for this information.

Gilroy’s “Shared Vision”: Highly recommended for students and scholars of American political history

Dr. Jane Gilroy documents a significant episode in American political history: the rise of Ellen McCormack, the pro-life feminist candidate for president in 1976.  McCormack received 22 delegate votes in the 1976 Democratic presidential campaign and over 200,000 votes in Democratic primaries across the nation.  The campaign reached nearly 200,000,000 persons through paid television commercials. […]