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Joshua Mercer

August 10, 2013

The three best arguments for dropping the atomic bomb

1. 2. 3.   Yeah, because there aren’t any. Sorry. There’s simply no way to square that circle. There’s no way to say it’s okay to
July 30, 2013

Card. George: Dishonest to say Church can’t support marriage and the poor

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cardinal George of Chicago wrote the following response to an “Open Letter” by Catholics who criticized the Archdiocese of Chicago for ending funding to
July 22, 2013

Bono has a suggestion on how to help Africa and it might surprise you

Thanks to Drudge and others, this video clip of U2’s Bono speaking at Georgetown University back in November is lighting up the Interwebs today:   U2’s
July 12, 2013

News Round-Up: Pro-lifers on ‘Wanted’ posters, Irish embrace death

Here’s a chance to catch up on the latest political news before you head to the beach.  The Irish Parliament Passes Abortion Bill – In a
June 28, 2013

Q: So how can the GOP win Ohio in 2016? A: Pick someone who has won Ohio

Yeah, I’m focused on 2016 today. Forgive me. And let me state that I have no immediate favorite candidate. When assessing which candidate to consider in 2016,
June 28, 2013

2016 hopefuls give four different reactions on marriage rulings

Outrage. Disappointment. Truce. Silence. These are the four very different reactions among 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls to the Supreme Court’s decision to rip a portion of
June 10, 2013

Don’t want to get your hands ‘dirty’ in politics? The Pope just called you Pontius Pilate

What could be a stronger take down then the time Jesus called Peter ‘Satan?’ Perhaps it was when Jesus said of Judas: “It would have been better
June 6, 2013

General Eisenhower asked for God’s help in liberating Europe

The recent death of Senator Frank Lautenberg called attention to the fact that there are no longer any  World War II veterans serving in the United
June 4, 2013

Mark Shea offers a public apology

Catholic commentator Mark Shea offered a very public apology today for the way in which he has argued on his blog lately. While contemplating the Eucharist