Category Archives: Republican Party

Who’s Afraid of Political Parties?

With Congressional election season upon us, we’re about to be reminded repeatedly that no political party platform conforms across the board to Catholic teaching. This is absolutely true, but I confess I judge you if you feel the need to say this, for three reasons. 1) To dispense with a pet peeve: I don’t know [...]

Is the ghetto all we have left? Thoughts on the showdown in Arizona

I’ll be honest: It was difficult to watch the goings-on in the state of Arizona this past week. On second thought, “difficult” probably isn’t the right word for it. In fact, I know it isn’t. There really isn’t a single term that can describe how disgusted I felt when I learned that corporate interests, the mainstream [...]

Two Words That Catholics Need To Stop Using…Like Now

If you’re ever looking to play a rousing game of Bait the Redhead, may I suggest tacking one of two little adjectives onto the word “Catholic?” Those adjectives? Conservative and liberal. This is a long-standing pet peeve of mine (circa 2002), but all the brouhaha this past year over Pope Francis (“He’s sticking it to [...]


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