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 wome... 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
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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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