Category Archives: Politics

Neglect the Weightier Matters

I have been reading, but not too deeply, the news stories and commentaries coming out of Ferguson, Missouri. I recognize that the corporate media has its own agenda there. It’s not likely that very deep journalism is taking place. I’ll … Continue reading

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Refugees

My archdiocese is asking for assistance for refugee children from Central America. I often find Pewsitter headlines amusing, like their take on this: Dubuque Archdiocese, Catholic Charities call for donations for illegal border flood support. We’ve seen a lot of … Continue reading

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On Missouri Camo

Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson: The whole picture is being painted a little bit sideways from what’s really happening. … We’re doing this in blue. Doesn’t look blue to me.

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Tattoos, Shrimp, and Football

The biblical prohibition against gay men is a keystone citation in the culturewar. I’ve often wondered how non-vertebrate seafood and tattoos figure in the mix for anti-gay activists. Who determines what is abominable and what is simple good public health … Continue reading

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Ratzinger-Approved?

The diocese of Ciudad del Este published a self-defense in the face of Vatican sanctions. This is rich: the report from CatholicCulture said that the scandal-plagued priest, Carlos Urrutigoity, got a thumbs up from a prelate in a very high place: … Continue reading

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Inequalities

Making the case for better science education. 57 equals minus-81.

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Farewell To Open And Free

… and maybe conservative Catholic bloggers, too? A few bloggers, here and here, lament the fading and withdrawal of Catholic blogging over the past year. Their thoughts, as well as those of their commentariats are more illustrative than illuminating. The … Continue reading

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