Category Archives: Politics

Prayer in Greece

Aside from my hometown’s new bishop, another community I knew as a lad and young adult is in the news. The problem isn’t only that there’s prayer, but that it’s predominantly Christian. If only Greece non-Christians could sign up to offer … Continue reading

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NSA = Drunks

Catching up on yesterday’s religion news, I saw Tom Ehrich’s commentary at RNS equating those obnoxious late-night drunks with the American surveillance community. He takes a strong poke at Facebook and Google too. This was self-centeredness run amok. It was … Continue reading

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Election Day Eve

Tomorrow is Election Day in the US. We have a pretty tame ballot in my city’s precinct: mayor, two city councillors, and two board seats. The mayor and one of our councillors are running unopposed. I’ll be working the polls … Continue reading

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Halloween War Spreads Abroad

Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Lodz enters the War on Halloween: Parents and teachers should protect youngsters against its images of terror and dread, especially when many already associate it with the cult of Satan. Halloween costume traditions aren’t all that … Continue reading

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War on Atheists and New Alliances

Amused, dismayed, but not surprised about South Carolina atheists being turned away from volunteering at a soup kitchen. Eve Brannon: I told them we wouldn’t wear our T-shirts. We wouldn’t tell anyone who we are with. We just want to … Continue reading

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The Spotlight on Honduras

America continues a raft of recent coverage of Honduras with an aptly titled “Sin and Grace …” piece on the blog today. Our faith community’s sister parish is in the mountainous region of western Honduras. So this is a bit … Continue reading

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War on Halloween

In the expression of military genius that we call the culturewar, the Christians strike back. Some of them, anyway. Commentary at First Things here, basically suggesting it’s time to chill, like a cold autumn night. Does the opposition to Halloween … Continue reading

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