We Can’t Give Up on Politics: Pope Francis & the Restoration Imperative

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It’s not sufficient — or acceptable — to be cynical about politics. It’s absolutely true that politics won’t solve our problems and save our souls, but disengagement is not a moral option. In his latest media interview, Pope Francis observes, when asked about the heads of state who have come to visit him during his [Read More...]

Lady Thatcher Offers Words to Live — and Legislate By

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From Margaret Thatcher, via her funeral homily last week: Christianity offers no easy solutions to political and economic issues. It teaches us that we cannot achieve a compassionate society simply by passing new laws and appointing more staff to administer them. [Read more...]

THIS Is Why We Need Real, Actual Civility

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A priest reflects on the pain of politics: Catholics should be in agreement with each other over issues of life and death, marriage, and homosexuality. And even if there may be different approaches about how best to care for immigrants, or the poor, Catholics while open to a diversity of solutions, must also grasp more [Read More...]


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