There’s nothing patriotic about President Obama’s ‘new economic patriotism’

I don’t buy the narrative being pushed by the Democratic Party that Governor Romney was in any way disrespectful, impolite or rude during last week’s presidential debate. He came off assertive, bold, and – to borrow a term from Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly – fresh. He needed to persuade Americans that he’s not the stiff-necked caricature Democrats make him out to be. And polls suggest h... More

Occupy Vancouver Attempts to Invade Catholic Mass, As Catholic Left Tells Us Vatican Supports Them

I can’t believe I didn’t make this connection earlier. It took this story out of Canada to help me connect the dots: Organizers of the Occupy Vancouver movement almost took over the Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver on Sunday morning. Vancouver Police stopped the protesters from disrupting Mass at the Catholic church. A spokesman for the group, which renamed itself Occupy ... More

A Round-Up of Excellent Comments On The Justice & Peace White Paper

Many, many good people have weighed-in on this week’s news that the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has released a White Paper on international finance and development. My thoughts about it are here and here. Here’s the best of what I’ve read from others on the topic. Mark Brumley, Editor of Ignatius Press: If the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace is trying to mak... More

Fact Check: Why Catholics Who Disagree With Justice & Peace White Papers Aren’t “Cafeteria Catholics”

UPDATE 2: A Round-Up of Excellent Comments On The Justice & Peace White Paper. 24 hours have passed since the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace released its note (i.e., “White Paper”) on finance and development. I find that’s about how much time it takes to get a good snapshot of where general opinion is on a given news story, so now it’s time to take stock over... More

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