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Guest Post: The Beatitudes in the Public Square

When Solomon becomes the new king of Israel, one of his jobs is to settle disputes. You know the most famous one he settles. Two women show up, both claiming to be the mother of one infant. Solomon’s solution is

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Guest Post: U.S. Bishops Were Virtually Silent on Trump

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
In a scathing essay which excoriates Catholics who supported Donald Trump for U.S. President, Boston College theologian Stephen Pope also took to task U.S. bishops who were mum about so many of Candidate Trump’s statements which…

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Does the institutional church have a role left to play?

The editors of America would have us believe this: “The church has an important role to play as the next four years of Mr. Trump’s presidency unfold. It must offer clear and vigorous moral guidance, not limiting itself to the

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Catholics: Please Do Not Cite Dorothy Day As A Reason Not To Vote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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The pindrop silence from church leaders is deafening

When marriage equality was still just an idea looming on the horizon, it drove some church leaders to accept strange bedfellows. Coalitions were formed. Rallies were held. Legislators were lobbied. Pastors wrote open letters to their congregations warning of dire

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A resource for the election season! From the US Bishops!

Wow! The bishops have finally been moved to speak out, and possibly help Catholics deal with the poisonous rhetoric from the GOP stable of once aspiring Presidential hopefuls, and their now firmly established presumptive nominee. An electronic flyer has just

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Trump Success Born and Raised In Fear and Hate

Originally posted on Wallwritings:
by James M. Wall Super Tuesday performed as predicted. Hillary Clinton won six southern states with considerable African-American backing. She narrowly won Massachusetts. Sanders won Vermont, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Colorado. The major message from this particular Super Tuesday is that Donald…

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