Forget “Lucifer”

If you *really* want to risk the everlasting fires of hell, become a fan of a “reality” show that celebrates making poor people grovel and fight each other for things they need. [Read more...]

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Good News from Korea and Some Reflections on Bums

A reader writes: I just thought I’d send you a quick note.  I’m in Korea on a week long business trip, and yesterday I went to 11:00 mass at a local parish.  What a wonderful experience.  The mass was beautifully and reverently celebrated. The folks were friendly and inviting.  The parish was vigorous, full of [Read More...]

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Something for the Feast of Stephen

The difference between the values exalted by a Christian civilization: And those of a post-Christian Civilization: Largest Homeless Camp in US Evicted to Make Way for Tech Billionaires Oh, and on a completely unrelated note: French Homeless Forced to Wear ‘Yellow Triangles’ Christian civilization, grappling with the problem of the poor we have with us [Read More...]

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The Importance of Possessions While Homeless

Because owning property is bound up with our dignity as human beings. [Read more...]

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Baltimore Parish guards dignity of city’s homeless, poor

Christian charity lived right. [Read more...]

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Shock!: Rich tend to be stingy, poor tend to be generous

Only in America is this news. “Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough [Read More...]

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Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig on Ayn Rand and her Christian devotees

There are few things more indicative of the advanced state of disease in “conservative” Christian circles than the embarrrassing and disgusting fascination with enemy of God Ayn Rand.  The spectacle of watching Catholics twist themselves into pretzels trying to pretend she was “Aristotle” to Paul Ryan’s “St. Thomas” was one of the most appalling and [Read More...]

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So, so important to punish the poor

Ours is society that never flags in its diligence for inventing new and creative ways to punish poor people for the crime of being weak and vulnerable and reminding of the fragility of our own live. We hate them for that and can never forgive them for it. So, for instance, we create laws banning [Read More...]

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Erick Erickson and St. Peter

Erick Erickson Declares Minimum Wage Workers are “Mostly People Who Failed At Life” No.  Really. And then he doubles down here. Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig remarks: Remember when it used to be good enough for conservatives that people were doing honest work? Not anymore. You have now “failed at life” if you work for minimum wage [Read More...]

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Giving the homeless a home is often cheaper …

than leaving them on the streets. If your response is “Well then the obvious thing to do is give them a home and help them get on their feet!” you are both sensible and thinking like a Christian.  If your response is “I don’t care.  The homeless need to be forced to live on the [Read More...]

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