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Gun control is a pro-life issue. Will the bishops lead? Will legislators listen?

Civil rights leader, Rep. John Lewis on the need for the courage to enact gun control; on kneeling to advance justice “perhaps in Statuary Hall, perhaps in the Rotunda, perhaps on the steps of the Capitol;” on gerrymandering and politicians

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, US Bishops

Catholics: Please Do Not Cite Dorothy Day As A Reason Not To Vote

Hawaii Catholic Herald’s Oct 21, 2016 issue A recent survey jointly conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service reveals that Catholics, more than any other religious group, have suffered the largest exodus from the church. While

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Guest Post: “Peace”

Sermon by Fr. David Gierlach, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu, seen here (right) protesting the views advanced by Rev. Franklin Graham during the latter’s visit to Honolulu earlier this year. Text reproduced here with permission. I welcome being pointed to

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, US Bishops

Raising the Minimum Wage is Pro-Life. So why aren’t all Pro-lifers for it?

Speaker of the House, John Boehner,  a Catholic pro-lifer who has previously said he would rather commit suicide than raise the minimum wage, offered the logic that a raise would adversely affect minorities who hold low-wage jobs and would be

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Posted in Business and Justice, Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

A Pope from Hawaii? Bring on the mischief.

South America, Argentina, Hispanics and a soccer team, have claimed him as their own. Maybe, one suggested, God is an Argentine? Perhaps we can make the case that Pope Francis is really from Hawaii. Wasn’t that the spirit of aloha

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Posted in Equality and Faith, I BLOG, LGBT Families, Ordination, St. Francis of Assisi, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Vatican

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

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