Bush’s Stem Cell Research Veto And Questions On Moral Priorities

President Bush vetoed legislation Wednesday passed by both the House and Senate that would have allowed federal funding for expanded embryonic stem cell research. In his veto message, Mr. Bush said, “If this bill were to become law, American taxpayers for the first time in our history would be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction [Read More...]

What Christian Democrats can learn from progressive Anglicans

A few months back, there appeared in the British newspaper The Guardian a remarkable op-ed piece by Marilyn McCord Adams, an American theologian (and Episcopal priest) who teaches at Oxford University.  Her topic was the (then-and-still) deteriorating unity of the Anglican Communion.  Adams has never made any bones about her liberal theological views, and so [Read More...]

Bush Katrina Contradictions

A Washington Post article published on July 20, 2006 reports that while Hurricane Katrina prompted Bush's acknowledgement that "We have a duty to confront this poverty with bold action," his has failed to back his words with deeds. Bush's budget is devoid of any initiatives to address poverty; rather, he supports cutting funding for programs [Read More...]

I am a Catholic and a Democrat – That’s All

And yet, rarely have those two attributes seemed more difficult to reconcile. [Read more...]

Re-Comprehending Immigration Issue

As President Bush calls for a ‘comprehensive” reform package on immigration, we of the progressive mind set should in this issue, well on every issue, see how the framing of the problem dictates the solutions we can comprehend. [Read more...]

Young Voters Pose Moral Challenge

The battle for the White House in 2008 will be decided by a new type of voter. This voter is now enrolled at a college or university near you. [Read more...]

Bush Takes First Step to Woo Blacks: Ten Thousand More Steps to Go

What does it take to change a relationship fraught with betrayals, half-truths, neglect and downright antagonism? More than words. More than jokes. More than promises. [Read more...]

Better late than Never?

July 20, President Bush made his first appearance at the NAACP convention, leaving Warren Harding, who died before addressing the organization, as the only President not to. [Read more...]

I’m an Episcopalian

After years of infertility, I finally hauled out the Yellow Pages and started working down the lengthy list of adoption agencies offering hope to heartbroken, desperate women. [Read more...]

Catholic fathers of the ongoing ‘defeat for humanity’ in Iraq

The neo-conservative vision of a permanent military presence in Iraq is crumbling under the weight of 3000 US military casualties and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths.  Those Catholics who helped enable the implementation of this vision, many through the misguided presumption that Republicans would do more to protect life before birth here at home, now [Read More...]