It turns out death panels were only bad…

…long as Republicans didn’t get to chair them: Republican Congressman: People with disabilities are a drain on society The term is lebensunwertes leben, Congressman. [Read more…]

What the Prolife Movement Now Stands for

Remember all that stuff about death panels from allegedly prolife people who allegedly care about the disabled? This disabled person just went to Mitch McConnell’s office to beg not to be killed by the GOP. She was told to drop dead and arrested–arrested!–for pleading for her life: This is the seminal image of our battle. [Read More…]

In an age when the state is dominated by crooks and liars..

…using God and the unborn as shields for grinding the faces of the least of these and robbing us blind, the USCCB shouts into the wind, saying “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” [Read more…]

Oklahoma Republican’s plan to save money

Turn 82,000 kids over to ICE. Even more incredible than this inhuman and despicable cruelty is the fact that I still hear from Christian readers asking me, “What does this have to do with the gospel? Why don’t you talk about Catholic theology and not this political stuff?” The spectacle of Catholics who cannot for [Read More…]

We are the “No” to heartless policies

Cardinal Tobin saying what should be obvious about the mission of the Church–but which tragically is in an age when so many Catholics have been bewitched by the false gospel of the Party of Trump.   [Read more…]

Two of the Most Important Children of the 20th Century…

…were Charles De Gaulle’s Anne and Rosemary Kennedy. De Gaulle’s tenderness toward his girl is one of the great public witnesses to the dignity of mentally disabled people. In contrast, the tragedy of Rosemary’s lobotomy and the shame and neglect to which she was subjected contributed (eventually) to Eunice Kennedy Shriver founding the Special Olympics [Read More…]

Just a reminder to those who think violence substitute for obeying Jesus

Increasingly, I think fear and a kind of sloth are at the bottom of our lazy militarism. “Look!  I lobbed some bombs!  What more can I possibly do?” Well, you could open your hearts to refugees and let them come here. “Absolutely not!  Filthy terrorist kids!  Sean Spicer says five year old Iranian kids want [Read More…]

We can help African Christians have enough to eat…

…for Easter. I know these people. They are the Real Deal. [Read more…]

Bishops ask Congress to think of the least of these

It is doubtful the predatory functional atheists of the Party of Trump, who has never seen a reason to ask God for forgiveness, will listen. But you can’t blame the bishops for trying. [Read more…]

Some good old-fashioned Irish pulling of a tyrant’s nose

…done, in the Irish fashion, right to his face: "We were the wretched refuse on the teeming shore," Irish prime minister says with Donald Trump in the room. — Barry Malone (@malonebarry) March 17, 2017 [Read more…]