At the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, President Obama said:
In Legatus magazine, the Acton Institute's Samuel Gregg is at it again, trying to baptism his Tea Party vision of social justice. True enough that the vocation of a businessperson can lead to wonderful things.
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good has a great post up this week at their Common Good Forum on the need to prioritize the poor in public health issues, specifically focusing on the eradication of seven neglected tropical diseases. The article is Emily Conron's debut at CACG but her ability to bring together the moral vision of the Church articulated by Pope Francis with the practical means of ending the exclusion of millions of people who suffer from the diseases identifies Conron as a voice to keep an eye on.
From the organization that brought you the “Zionism is racism” resolution, now we have been told that the Catholic Church is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. From the organization that, quite recently, enlisted the Qaddafi regime to lead the UN Committee on Human Rights, we are told that the Catholic Church is unduly concerned about human rights because it teaches that unborn children should not be killed and that traditional marriage is a thing worth championing. Whose culture war is it now?
The blog "Mirror of Justice," dedicated to Catholic legal theory, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Some of the best, moth thoughtful commentary on the intersection of law and the Catholic faith finds expression in their pages. Congratulations and let's hope the next ten years are just as stellar.
Here is a report about a young priest in Kansas City denied a lesbian couple communion at the funeral of the mother of one of the women.
Over at Commonweal, Mollie Wilson O'Reilly writes that she thinks Pope Francis is making George Weigel nervous. Ya think? A splendid piece.
Yesterday, former Speaker of the House Danny Hastert and Cardinal Francis George joined hands with Illinois business leaders to make the case for comprehensive immigration reform. The Chicago Tribune has the story. The business push is especially important as the issue rests in the hands of the House GOP leaders, all of whom are beholden, in varying degrees, to business interests.
Yesterday, again at the vet’s (this time for Ambrose, the St. Bernard), I saw something on the CNN ticker about a new Congressional Budget Office report on the Affordable Care Act. It said something about jobs. I was distracted but could sense this did not bode well.
Sandra Fluke's rise to political stardom was something of a fluke itself. We know about her because Rush Limbaugh called her a "slut." She is apparently now running for Congress. I suppose stranger things have happened, but it is not only strange, it is depressing for the future of the Democratic Party that a rise to stardom can happen because of one's stance on the contraception mandate.