Putting Politics Before People

By labeling President Obama’s efforts to increase access to healthcare for the uninsured as “socialist,” the Republican Party has made the case that we have no collective obligation to the least well off among us. [Read more...]

Why All Bibles Should Go Digital…

Okay, every bible becoming an e-book might be a little hyperbolic, but maybe not by much! The Bible serves as an incredible jumping point for people wishing to further explore our Christian call to stewardship. [Read more...]

The Founding Values of America!

This is the question: Has America moved away from the values that it was once founded upon? We first have to take a look at why America was established. [Read more...]

Politics of a Seamless Garment: Catholic Universities, HHS and Onward

In December of 1983 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin was invited to give an address on Catholic Teaching and the American body Politic. In a crowded room at Fordham University he introduced an important thought: “I am convinced that the pro-life position of the Church must be developed in terms of a comprehensive and consistent ethic of [Read More...]

Last Friday’s Evangelical Conference Call

On Friday, May 11, 2012 the Obama Campaign held an evangelical conference call to talk about the values that the Democratic Party holds themselves to. This conference call included Rev. Derrick Harkins, the leader of faith outreach for the Democratic National Committee; J. R. Kerr, an evangelical pastor from Park Community Church in Chicago; Rod [Read More...]

My Political Story and Journey

Proverbs 31:8 says, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly and defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Even through disagreements, the common good of the welfare of people should always be something to bring us back to common [Read More...]

Budgetary myths that Christians should reject, Part 2:

Poverty is incredibly specific. It affects specific men, women, and children-not just the amorphous (and thus easily dismissed) “poor.” [Read more...]

Why I am a Democrat

I am a Democrat because I am a Christian. I believe human beings are created in the image of God, and are therefore worthy of more respect than we–as a community or as individuals–will be able to manage. I also believe that all people have sinned, and that this corruption has seeped into the deepest [Read More...]

Budgetary myths that Christians should reject, Part 1

Myth #1: “Asking the government to care for the poor and weak means we are failing to depend on God.” Not true. Most of God’s care for us takes place through the created order He has established, not despite it. “In Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28), but our continued [Read More...]

Is the Ryan Budget a Catholic budget?

It is my sincere hope that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) shows the same ferocity over the Ryan-Budget proposal that they did over the contraceptive mandate.  If we as a Church are to in one breath claim a need for religious liberty, our next breath should certainly be used to stand up for the [Read More...]