The New Seamless Garment

Being a Catholic in public life is simply being a Catholic. From a conversation I had with Thad McCotter, congressman from Michigan, this week: LOPEZ: How does being Catholic affect how you approach public life? REPRESENTATIVE MCCOTTER: Ultimately, our life shall be measured as a whole. Thus, I do not muse on how being a Catholic affects my public life; I think about how being a Catholic affects ... More

Time to become the Catholic Vote!

I’ve got pre-election fever! And the only cure is more blogging! 😀 We’re heading into the final 10 days before the November election, yet in many ways, the time we have to help create a positive outcome is even shorter. I had a disconcerting experience yesterday. As I was browsing several campaign and election websites, I was struck by how much I wanted to help all these brave men and w... More

3 Topics: Catholic Dem. claims Bishops lying about Obamacare // how do active Catholics vote? // a pro-life Tea Party?

Deal Hudson’s Catholic Advocate is a solid voice in the conservative pro-life movement Here are three recent stories that caught my eye and deserve more attention. First, look how some Catholic Democrats are trying to defend their anti-life votes: Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D, PA-03) is running for her second term in Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District against Republican Mike Kelly. R... More


Corporate Politics after Citizens United

As you’ve probably heard by now, yesterday in a 5-4 decision the US Supreme Court struck down large portions of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill. The NYT in an editorial today is not pleased, so much so they bring up the “injustice” of Bush v. Gore They write: With a single, disastrous 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has thrust politics back to the robber-baron era of t... More



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