Catholics, the Day After

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Last night, in his graceful, humble concession speech, Mitt Romney said: “We look for our pastors, priests, rabbis, and counselors of all kinds to testify of the enduring principles upon which our society is built: honesty, charity, integrity and family,” And this morning, Cardinal Dolan sent a letter to President Obama: In my capacity as [Read More...]

Tom Harkin & the Redefinition of Religious Freedom

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It hurts my heart a little to hear Barbara Mikulski introduce my fellow Catholic University graduate Senator Tom Harkin during an Affordable Care Act tribute this morning in the Senate. “Men of quality never are shy about supporting women who seek equality,” Maryland’s Mikulski said in introducing her colleague from Idaho Iowa. But forcing Americans [Read More...]

Mitt Romney and the Tower of Babel

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Cynicism about politics is real and widespread and justified. And despite relentless hyperventilating about Citizens United, it’s not the money that is at the heart of the problem. Our politics has become a bit terrifyingly like the biblical story of the tower of Babel. All too often, political communicators are speaking — or texting — [Read More...]

Taste and See a Media Apostolate

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Tomorrow (Tuesday) night at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C., I will be chatting with Austen Ivereigh, co-founder of Catholic Voices, an apostolic media effort to facilitate more Catholic voices in the media — that, is Catholics who want to make the case for the Church in the public square. I have actually spent [Read More...]

‘This willingness to lump in abortifacient drugs with contraceptives is a sign, but only one of many, of the Church’s wisdom in its teaching on contraception.’

This is a recatechetical moment for some of us, as we fight for religious freedom in America. A good little piece toward that goal. [Read more...]


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