Category Archives: Politics

Douthat on Breaking, Bad

Ross Douthat is concerned about Pope Francis breaking the Church. He cleverly cites the Walter Murphy novel which came to my mind about two years and a month ago. He lays out the conservative case for disillusionment, but Mr Douthat … Continue reading

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What’s a Lynch Mob?

At dotCommonweal, John Schwenkler takes Robert P. George to task for a clumsy metaphor. No doubt, both sides of the culturewar have some improvement to make, if not growing up to do. The blowback against opponents of LGBT rights looks … Continue reading

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Resistance

Back in the 80’s I remember a common criticism of liberation theology is that it was too beholden to the political expression of marxism. I was amused to see those rogue bishops explicitly calling themselves by a political term. Not … Continue reading

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Unity Without Uniformity

What do the NCReg, NCRep, America, and OSV have in common today? A unified statement against the death penalty. We, the editors of four Catholic journals — America, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter and Our Sunday Visitor — urge … Continue reading

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Contracting

Jimmy Mac’s diocese is proposing new additions for teacher contracts in 2015-16. I find these attempts interesting, especially as the bungling of clergy sexual abuse has been the cause of much deeper disillusionment among churchfolk than what a teacher might … Continue reading

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Surrender?

I noticed the Republicans pulled their abortion bill during this week’s March For Life activities. I scanned through a few headlines at Pewsitter and the usual red-blood sites. Republicans Surrender to Infanticide Not quite. The pro-life politicos do the cause … Continue reading

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Dredging Up Old Issues

I see Crux resuscitated the Terri Schiavo case to pin something on presumed presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Why? Please tell me why. A Catholic running for national office is something, I guess. But the elections are a bit more than … Continue reading

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