Category Archives: Politics

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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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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