Tale of Two Nations

After witnessing the Democratic and Republican conventions, and watching the polls for Romney and Obama it seems increasingly clear to me that our country is fundamentally divided. The polls have the two candidates running neck and neck. It seems that exactly half the citizens are in favor of one and the other half of the [Read More...]

Catholic Paul Ryan loves Atheist Ayn Rand??

Paul Ryan, the Catholic Vice Presidential pick is being blamed for being a fan of atheist, pro abortion, anti religion philosopher Ayn Rand. He has admitted that Rand’s novels inspired him to get interested in economics and politics. He was taken with her views on the morality of capitalism and individualism and with her rejection [Read More...]

Paul Ryan’s Catholic Financial Principles

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I am no economist and I have little patience with politics, but I do understand that my Catholic faith is opposed to both socialism and unrestrained capitalism. It is opposed to both because it is in favor of the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity. These principles are easily understood as the proper need for community [Read More...]

Liberalism and LCWR

LISA JOHNSTON | lisajohnston@archstl.org  Barbara Marx Hubbard smiled as women religious welcomed her to the stage with a dance.  Hubbard gave the keynote presentation to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious during their Annual Assembly in St. Lou

Is Liberalism dead? Ross Douthat comments here on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the decline of liberal Christianity. It’s a speculative piece which highlights the chasm that now exists within all forms of liberal Christianity and historic Christianity. I’ve written on the subject a few months ago here. This divide yawns not only [Read More...]

The Dictatorship of Sentimentality

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Have you ever had to deal with a female work colleague or family member who, just as the argument got interesting, turned on the tears? Immediately they win. It’s a not-too-subtle form of emotional blackmail. The tears shift the conversation away from reasoning and evidence and you have to stop and feel guilty and compassionate [Read More...]

I Wanna See a Miracle!

An interesting story has popped up about miracles taking place in India. I’ve heard church workers report that the growth of the church in Africa is also attributed to a rush of miracles happening there. So why no miracles here? First of all, to see a miracle you have to believe in miracles. C.S.Lewis said [Read More...]


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