Re-Election: What Does It Mean For Catholics?

We (and I use that word purposely) re-elected President Obama for four more years. I use the collective “we” here because we now need to unite behind the President and lobby him on issues that we disagree with him on as Catholics. I’m a bit tired of all the gridlock that occurred in the President’s […]

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The Catholic King of Fairness

So people should know this up front… I disagree with the President on abortion and the need to provide contraception. I believe the Bishops of our church have the right to press the administration on those issues to protect the rights of the unborn. OK? I want that to be clearly understood. Now here’s a […]

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Rest in Peace, Mrs. Landingham

72 year old actress Kathryn Joosten, who played the role of Presidential secretary, Mrs. Landingham, died this week. On the West Wing, her character was killed by a drunk driver after being persuaded by the President to go get a new car. It led to one of the greatest monologues in the history of television […]

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Voices of Hope and Doom

E.J. Dionne has a great column today in the Washington Post and he rightly points out that the voices of doom seem to be all around us. First he points to the voices of doom on the left. Recently, a group called the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) ran a full-page ad in The Washington […]

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Polish Catholic to Be Honored Posthumously by President Obama

On Monday this story slipped by me. President Obama made these remarks at the Holocaust Museum, which by the way, if you’ve never been there, it’s someplace you should visit. I say this as a President, and I say it as a father. We must tell our children about a crime unique in human history. […]

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Bristol Palin is Right

Because I’m king of fairness, as I like to say and people remind me when I’m not, Bristol Palin makes a good point over at her new blog at Patheos. When President Obama called Sandra Fluke and said he’d lead by example in calling for respect for women, he might want to start with calling […]

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Attacking Bishops From an Unlikely Source

Often people on the far Catholic Left have little use for Bishops on the Catholic right–which they would claim are most Bishops. While I’m not sure that’s true (perhaps popular Bishops would be more accurate?) Michael Sean Winters reports that Bishops often get more flack from the right-wing of the church. From Distinctly Catholic Now, […]

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We Can’t Even Drink Together Anymore

Vitriol has become a contact sport in American politics. Friends who have enjoyed the verbal sparring between democrats and republicans are beginning to grow weary of the hateful and spiteful rhetoric that comes from both sides but clearly more from the right than the left. The left, not to be excused, seem to be too […]

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Gibson: Can Any of Us Avoid Cooperating with Evil?

David Gibson has an interesting take on the HHS debate which is tough to argue with. It’s similar to what I’ve been struggling with when I’ve said things like “Aren’t we already cooperating with evil just by dealing with the healthcare companies in general?” It seems, in general, it would be hard not to. A […]

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