Category Archives: Politics

Where the Kansas Senate Candidates Stand on the Issues

In Kansas, the unusual Senate race between a Republican and a so-called Independent candidate is still too close to call.  Here at CV, our political research team has been watching Pat Roberts and Greg Orman carefully so we can offer Catholic voters in Kansas a recommendation. Many issues are at stake in this election, and [...]

Render Unto Caesar This Nov. 4

At the height of the American political season, the Church providentially gives us the famous “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s” Sunday Gospel. It is famous because in it Christ draws a line between Church and state. But the way he does so is significant. He points out that [...]

UPDATED Houston Has a Problem: City Subpoenas Preachers’ Sermons over Equal Rights

Earlier this year, the city of Houston, Texas passed an equal rights ordinance which bans, among other things, discrimination based on gender identity. The ordinance’s greatest champion was Houston’s openly lesbian mayor, Annise Parker. The ordinance was opposed by many, including many local Christian leaders, who think that granting “gender identity” legally protection on par [...]

What Do You Mean “We,” Mr. President?

Recently I posted a few comments on the claim made by some conservatives that the president comes off as a narcissist because, they say, of his excessive use of the personal pronoun, as well as the defense of him that can be made on this.  Among other things, I noted that it is not just [...]


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