Theologian once disciplined by Archbishop Dolan now claims it is Dolan who ‘betrays Catholic teaching’

Prof. Dan Maguire Hollywood and the media would have you believe that Catholic bishops routinely discipline Catholic professors ‘who get out of line.’ But in fact, it is extremely rare for a bishop to discipline any dissident theologian. Yet, in 2006, Archbishop Dolan (then of Milwaukee) corrected Dan Maguire for claiming that Catholics could support abortion and marriage between coupl... More

Circuit Judge strikes down Wis. collective bargaining law

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The controversial Wisconsin law signed by Gov. Scott Walker that dealt with collective bargaining rights for state employees was struck down by Dane County Judge MaryAnn Sumi, reports the Wisconsin State Journal. The law is effectively dead until the Wisconsin Supreme Court decides on it or if the Legislat... More

After Dems win special election in NY, Washington all abuzz over Medicare reform

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Rep-Elect Kathy Hochul, D-NY The House seat in New York’s 26th District is a historically Republican-held seat. Not only was the seat held by well-known Republican, and ’96 vice-presidential nominee, Jack Kemp, but it was also the seat of Barry Goldwater‘s running mate in 1964, William Mil... More

Days After Archbishop Dolan Endorsed Paul Ryan for President …

My headline is as preposterous as concerns that New York’s archbishop endorsed Paul Ryan’s budget. The Ryan-Archbishop Dolan exchange was an exercise in discerning leadership. Everyone who says the archbishop didn’t endorse the Republican budget is, of course, absolutely right. It’s also absolutely right to say it was a bit of a milestone. Religious women — from the Council of Majo... More

I Don’t Believe

Archbishop Dolan has provided “political cover” for House Republicans in his letter responding to Congressman Ryan about the federal budget and Catholic social teaching. I believe he and Paul Ryan just demonstrated the depth of our responsibilities in politics — renewing a focus on possibilities and challenges. Thanks be to God, as the archbishop is wont to say. ...READ MORE... More

Great argument to cut off government funding: Indiana Planned Parenthood sees flood of donations after defunding

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (and possible presidential candidate) recently signed a bill that removed all state aid to Planned Parenthood. So what happened? The Huffington Post headline says it all: “Indiana Planned Parenthood Sees Flood Of Donations After Defunding.” “It’s astonishing,” [... More

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