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“…an uncountable number of poor people will die because of the greed of the rich.” Keith Olbermann

There may be a lot of outrage and disbelief in the air at what the House of Representatives just did to make healthcare less accessible and affordable to those who need it most. But that outrage isn’t coming from the

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, Christian Politicians, Healthcare Reform, I BLOG, Republicans and healthcare, Uncategorized, US Bishops

To evangelize, recognize

The Bishops are concerned about the need to step up the evangelizing. They wonder why Catholics appear to be falling away in greater numbers than ever from the institutional church. Maybe it’s a wardrobe issue? It’s hard to stand with

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, I BLOG, Nuns, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Pro-Life Politicians and “Gender Nonsense”

This is the week in which we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the start of Vatican II, that empowering event that makes it possible to still be a thinking Catholic today. This is the week in which two Catholic politicians,

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, I BLOG, Islam, Uncategorized, Women's Rights

Recognizing “Intrinsically Evil Practices”

Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI spoke to US Bishops about the need for an “engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense” to counter any effort to draw Catholic individuals and institutions into “intrinsically evil

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Posted in Budget, Catholic Politicians, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

Summa Republica: Ryan Channelling Aquinas?

Earnestly trying to lie his way to the White House, Ryan recently dumped Ayn Rand in favor of….wait for it…Thomas Aquinas. Yes, he of the Summa Theologica and the Five Proofs for God. Perhaps that is what inspired the audacity

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, I BLOG, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Do You See Jesus? A $6400 Question for Seniors

While visiting friends in St. Augustine, America’s oldest parish, a few days ago, two things made me think of Paul Ryan. One, I heard middle-schooler Sam Franzini point out that you could detect USA GOLD in Gabby Douglas’ last name.

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, Feeding the Hungry, Fighting Poverty, Healthcare, I BLOG, Seniors, Uncategorized, US Bishops

GOP Post-Modernism

Anyone who thinks the GOP is captive to Tea Party extremists, obviously has not been paying enough attention to what might be seen as a strong strain of “GOP postmodernism” coming from really deep thinkers like the Newt. I know

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, Healthcare, I BLOG, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Women's Rights

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