Synod 2015 Hopes
One key hope for Synod 2015: that it challenges the world (and the people of the Church) to rediscover the truth that there are truths built into human beings and into their relationships.
The Hillarycare Sequel to Obamacare
Hillary Clinton paved the way for Obamacare with the plan she pushed as first lady in 1993 and 1994. If elected, she will “build upon” Obamacare with more government control.
Letter to Synod Fathers from Catholic Women
The “Letter to the Synod Fathers from Catholic Women,” coordinated by the Catholic Women’s Forum, brings to the public square the much-needed voice of Catholic women who support the Church’s teachings on sexuality, marriage, and family.
Pope Francis and Those Radical, Permanent Things
Although the messages delivered by Pope Francis on his U.S. visit will inevitably be cherry-picked to advance particular causes, they simply doesn’t fit the conventional Left/Right categories of our politics (including our ecclesiastical politics).
The Coming Process of Candidate Elimination
Polls right now aren’t screening out the candidates who would have no chance of ever winning the 2016 presidential election. But that time will come.
The Next Speaker’s Agenda
There is an obvious and appropriate policy platform that candidates for the speakership should champion and that congressional Republicans should develop: an agenda of congressional reassertion.
Pope Francis, Dorothy Day, and the Redistribution Delusion
It’s critically important to care about the poor — but if those who claim to care for the poor and the oppressed stand with the oppressors, what are we to conclude?
Lessons from the Rough Rider for Today’s Political Ruffians
Theodore Roosevelt’s refusal to be drawn into matters that properly belonged to the Church is a virtue that might well be emulated today, and in the weeks and months following Pope Francis’s pastoral visit to the United States.
AP U.S. History Bias Still Runs Deep
Even after revisions to the controversial curriculum framework, it too often presents hotly debated opinions as facts.
Don’t Kill the Cadillac Tax (Yet)
There’s a lot not to like about the “Cadillac tax” in Obamacare. But the GOP shouldn’t repeal it without replacing it with something more sensible.