Category Archives: Politics

What Thirty Days Can Do

The Catholic Herald reported that a politician in the House of Commons came to her decision to retire from politics after a Thirty Day Ignatian retreat. MP Sarah Teather: Sometimes you just have to shut up. This politician just needed … Continue reading

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Underestimation/Punditry

I agree with practically a fraction of Ross Douthat’s opinions, but his review of his top-3 misreads of 2013 was an interesting voyeuristic experience of another person’s confession. On Pope Francis, his number two: I made two claims: first, that … Continue reading

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On Parenting Daughters

I saw the dotCommonweal post the other day on parenting daughters and the thought that this somehow tilts liberal parents to Douthatism or something. Lots of commentators, especially conservative ones, overlook that morality and ideology are not bedfellows … or bedpersons. … Continue reading

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The Two Minds of NSA

BBC reports that two different figures in the National Security Agency are in public differentiation about offering amnesty to fugitive Edward Snowden. I’m a skeptic on the line that Mr Snowden had a better course of action: report wrongdoing within … Continue reading

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WoC: The Saint Nicholas Perspective

It’s the 6th of December and it’s the feast day of one of our favorite seasonal saints. I listened to a few more holiday stations while transporting the young miss to school today. This week’s radio count now stands at … Continue reading

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The New Breed of Cafeteria Catholics

One of Ross Douthat’s friends is crowing: “NOW it’s your turn to be part of the loyal opposition,” a fellow Catholic journalist said to me earlier this year, as Pope Francis’s agenda was beginning to take shape. … Now, he … Continue reading

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Gibson on USCCB on ACA

David Gibson rounds up various post-B16 reactions of the USCCB to the Affordable Care Act. (I don’t use the nickname, be advised.) I always found the threat/promise to go to jail somewhat laughable. Especially given how a bishop or two really … Continue reading

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