The Newt temptation

Newt Gingrich might just be the new flavor of the month, says political pundit David Freddoso. This Republican presidential cycle has featured many candidates that have vied for the role of Not Mitt Romney. Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain have all dominated the field at some point over the last three months. Freddoso suggests Gingrich, who converted to Catholicism in 2009, might be n... More

Kurt Cobain’s Sadness

Kurt Cobain by Vahl (wiki commons) This September’s 20th anniversary of the album Nevermind by Nirvana was anticipated in a very unlikely place: a diocesan newspaper. It’s a little more understandable when you realize it was The Catholic Key, the excellent newspaper of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Santiago Ramos wrote the piece, which gave me high hopes for it. The piece is calle... More

Russian lawmakers consider law to restrict abortion

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Russia has the highest rate of abortions in the world at 53.7 per 100 women. But now lawmakers are considering a bill to reduce the number of abortions. If the bill became law there would no longer be free abortions at government-run clinics and the so-called ‘morning-after’ pill would only be ... More

Newt Gingrich, The Catholic Church, and Spousal Abandonment

As we approach the presidential election of 2012 there is a crisis in this country about which few are talking. It’s not about politics or economic trends. It has nothing to do with the price of oil or reformation of the tax code.  This crisis receives no coverage in the press because it isn’t politically correct subject matter.  And so far it has gone unacknowledged and unaddressed by the l... More
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