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Feminism: Market-Based Vocation?

From Mollie Hemingway in response to Katty Kay and Claire Shipman: I know not every feminist spews the hatred against domestic work that Betty Friedan did 50 years ago, but many decades of denigrating non-market-based vocations and, at the same time, an insular focus on finding fulfillment only in corporate climates may be a part of the story […]

How Barry Goldwater Paved the Way for Barry Obama

Many Tea Party “leaders” (can we use that word?) tell us that Barry Goldwater paved the way for Ronald Reagan. In some ways, this is true, but it is also true that Barry Goldwater paved the way for Barack Obama. Michael Gerson makes that case at The Washington Post rather well. It is painful to […]

Christian Morality Makes Good Citizens

  Christian morality has become the enemy to many in politics, but Christian morality makes good citizens, provided that “good citizenship” is defined as upholding the principles of our American republic. In The Sacred Heart Review, December 30, 1893, Father Stephen Lyons wrote: The teaching of Christian morality will serve as the surest guardian of […]

60 Minutes Scandalizes Pope Francis

I do not watch television, but the report from last night’s 60 Minutes about Pope Francis is online. I found it last night in a Twitter search for tweets about Pope Francis. The tweet is just the beginning of what I saw from 60 Minutes that scandalizes Pope Francis. How Pope Francis is changing and […]

Pope: Meditate on Christ’s passion during Holy Week

Vatican City, Apr 13, 2014 / 05:41 am (CNA).- In his Palm Sunday homily, Pope Francis urged the congregation to consider how their actions and attitudes reflected the various characters in the story of Jesus’ passion and death. “We have heard the (Gospel reading of the) Passion of the Lord. Only, it does us good […]

What the Catholic Church Says About Conscience

It seems that dissent in the Catholic Church is due, in part, to a lack of understanding about what the Church says about conscience. This lack of understanding was not caused by the Second Vatican Council, but rather by widespread misinterpretation of the Council which continues to this day. In order to understand this teaching, […]