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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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What would Mencken say about media coverage of Trump?

The speedy declaration of Mike Pence as the winner of the Vice Presidential debate earlier this week reminded us all over again that the standards by which the media continues to measure the candidates have little to do with truth,

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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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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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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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“Look Beyond the Frame” to Build a Better Church

This is how the Media Literacy Project(MLP) describes its mission: to “transform people into critical media consumers and engaged media justice advocates who deconstruct media, inform media policy, and create media that reflect their lived experience.” Andrea Quijada, Executive Director

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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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