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Politics

June 10, 2015

When Capital Punishment is Necessary to Protect Society

Many Catholics oppose the use of capital punishment–at least in countries like the United States–on the grounds that it is no longer necessary to protect society
June 15, 2015

Global Warming and Religious Obligation

I was about to say that people are eagerly anticipating Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, but maybe they are no longer needing to anticipate: According
June 24, 2015

A Look Back: Democrats Doing Ordinary Things

  Democrats tailgating before a football game.  How ’bout another beer, Vern?   Democrats demonstrating fire safety procedures. Yaaay safety!   Democrat students getting a little
June 29, 2015

King v. Burwell and the Future of Religious Liberty

Many Catholics and other Americans are no doubt wondering about the implications of the same-sex marriage case for the future of religious liberty.  That is a
June 30, 2015

The Supreme Court and Modern Marriage

Obviously the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage provides a lot of material for discussion.  I am still digesting it (not having read the dissents yet),
July 2, 2015

One Thing All Catholics Should Remember

Recently, I re-stumbled upon a peculiar YouTube video, depicting the beginning of the funeral of Otto von Habsburg, the former head of the famous House of
July 5, 2015

Patriotism and Piety: As American as the Fourth of July

Some people want to minimize as much as possible the role of religion in America’s public life.  To do this, however, they have to do violence
July 12, 2015

Simply Stated: What’s Wrong with the Obergefell Ruling

The Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is required by the Constitution will surely produce a mountain of books and articles in the coming years (and