Category Archives: Politics

Metaphor

I see Archbishop Cordileone’s comments from an otherwise low-key liturgy conference are getting attention, positive and negative, in the blogosphere. For my view, I’m glad he declined to name names, but unfortunately, HuffPo identified the retired athlete in the living … Continue reading

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Is The Church Science Credible?

Rick Santorum, with a quote that, when one ponders it, doesn’t seem very helpful for pro-life activists: The Church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think we’re probably better off leaving science to the scientists … Continue reading

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OSV Wades Into The Mud

Our Sunday Visitor, not exactly a kissing cousin to the NCRep, tackles a side point in the environment debate in Catholicism: A line is crossed, however, when such rational exchange turns into venom-spewing, ideologically based commentary. And this is what … Continue reading

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Polarization

Michael Peppard writes here on an upcoming conference on polarization. From his conclusion: (We) cannot fully escape these cultural forces (at least not without becoming sectarian, the so-called “Benedict Option”) … At its root, polarization is not necessarily bad. People … Continue reading

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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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