And thus the problem with relying on governmental “charity.”

Rule of thumb: When you're to the left of Cardinal Mahony, you're too far to the left. A question without an answer is that question, “how much government intervention in caring for the less-fortunate is the right amount?” Catholic social teaching gives us a framework by which to evaluate whether the government is doing too much or not enough to help those in need, but the Cath... More

Reader: Cain “reassessing” campaign, John Paul II’s Bible & walking stick untouched in fire, Casey challenger?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Herman Cain told his senior staff that he is “reassessing” whether to remain in the race. http://cvote.to/8u Blessed Pope John Paul II’s Bible and walking stick were untouched from a devastating fire at Catholic retreat center. Consider that a sign. http://cvote.to/8v Sen. Bob Casey, Jr., D-PA, the p... More

Reader: Santorum rips Cain on marriage, Sen. Casey gets another challenger, 40 Days for Life saves 229 babies

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Rick Santorum goes after Herman Cain for not supporting a federal marriage amendment. On Meet the Press, Cain was asked if he supported amending the constitution in favor of defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman. “I wouldn’t seek a constitutional ban for same sex marriage, but I am p... More

Reader: T-Paw endorses Mitt, Candidates to debate Social Security, and GOP hope to win 2 House seats

After a summer hiatus, the Lunchtime Reader is back. We’ll be assembling important stories to keep your eyes on. Election 2012 Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty endorses Mitt Romney for President. http://cvote.to/2k Political analyst Larry Sabato says that Pawlenty is unlikely to be Mitt’s running mate since they are both northern governors. http://cvote.to/2l Katrina Trinko of National R... More

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