Category Archives: Politics

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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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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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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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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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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