Category Archives: Politics

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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What If They Didn’t Fire The Person?

I noticed at Kathy Schiffer’s site on Patheos a note about the Archdiocese of Miami advising employees not to show public support for same-sex unions in that state–something recently opened up by the courts. How far do you suppose the … Continue reading

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Secret Salaries

I’ve noticed some of the hand-wringing about the Sony email hacking is about the publication of salaries. I think it used to be considered gauche to tell how much people earned. I was in a parish where the pastor was … Continue reading

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Connections

It wasn’t quite true that the conservative blogosphere was totally school-silent about those American sisters getting that high-B from Rome. At dotCommonweal, Mollie Wilson O’Reilly scratches a bit on two familiar names. Ex-Catholic Rod Dreher, unhinged now and then since … Continue reading

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On Cuba

Pope Francis expresses joy. Senator Marco Rubio needs a napkin. And maybe a civics lesson in the difference between an executive branch and a legislative branch of government. Looks like the ranks of the Catholic Confused just expanded by one. … Continue reading

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On Death and Culture

Let me say I am not a proponent of suicide, assisted or otherwise. Still, the case of Brittany Maynard intrigues me. My sense is that when a person faces death condemnation serves little or no purpose. Benjamin Corey’s insistence the … Continue reading

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Election Day!

Parent pride: the young miss joins me at the precinct to serve as an election official for the second shift. The county auditor’s office assigned us five people serving their first election. I won’t be the youngest at the voting … Continue reading

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