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Are Christians in America Persecuted?

Are Christians in America persecuted? People have various definitions of what “persecution” is. Some people argue that because Christians are not being murdered outright, they are not being persecuted, but persecution is not limited to murder. Persecution comes in stages. Other, lesser forms of persecution always precede persecution by murder. It’s important to recognize these […]

‘They Came in Hordes for Santorum’

At US News, David Catanese shares some information that I was already aware of that is included in Rick Santorum’s new book, Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works : Rick Santorum surprised Romney pollsters and caused some dismay in that Santorum won the votes of busy moms and 9-5 workers in the […]

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 […]