Photo: Blessed are the Peacemakers

I saw this incredible image on a friend’s Facebook wall: The context: “A Greek Orthodox Priest tries to stop a rioter from throwing a Molotov cocktail at Greek Police.” The background: Greece is in social and political crisis right now — crippling national debt and rising taxes are crushing the middle class, eliminating jobs and tearing at the nation’s social fabric,... More

Who is Really Destroying Democracy?

Before I sign off the blogsphere for a much-needed Holy Week hiatus from politics, I wanted to briefly reflect on the utter lack of charity and civility in our current political climate. Sr. Mary Ann Walsh of the USCCB has written a fine blog post on the subject and we would do well to heed her words: We need to address this climate. The intolerance and incivility did not begin with legislation pa... More

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