Michael Gerson, the most conscientious conservative pundit in the land, has a great op-ed in today's Washington Post about another instance of false moral equivalence, and the importance of teaching our kids about right and wrong and not just about the skills of argumentation.
It was painful enough to read an article at the Jesuit-run magazine America in which David Carroll Cochran wondered if soldiers could be killed on the field of battle, using the example of a young Joseph Ratzinger during World War II. Newsflash to Mr. Cochran: The morally troubling aspect of warfare in WWII was that the fighting was not confined to combatants.
Yesterday’s Republican Party primaries have produced a singular narrative: The influence of the Tea Party has waned and Establishment Republicans, poised to win rather than default on a general election battle, have regained their momentum. The narrative is wrong.
Tobias Winright, a moral theologian at Saint Louis University, sent the following open letter to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, asking for a stay in the execution planned tonight.
Open Letter to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon from
Three cheers for former Princeton President William Bowen who went to Haverford after their original commencement speaker, former chancellor of the University of California at Berekely, Robert Birgeneau, dropped out in the face of a campus protest because of his actions to forcibly remove Occupy protesters at the Berkeley campus.
The issue of authority within the Church, indeed the authority of the Church, is back. (Spoiler alert: It never left!) My colleague here at
In this morning's Washington Post, E.J. Dionne on Elizabeth Warren's "no apologies for liberalism" approach, and why it works.
Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda, Robert Christian looks at what we have learned, and what we have not learned.
The conservative knives are out for Cardinal Walter Kasper. At CatholicCulture.org, Phil Lawler warns about the “dangers” of Kasper’s comments on the issue of admitting divorced and remarried Catholics to communion. Lawler worries that Kasper, unable to change Church teaching, is proposing ideas that will nonetheless undermine Church teaching and he urges conservatives to resist any narrative that suggests the fix is in, and Kasper’s proposals are going to be accepted by the Synod on the Family and the Holy Father.
Andrew Prokop at Vox.com says progressives are worried that Governor Andrew Cuomo, aka, Gov. 1 percent, will be the future of the Democratic Party, not Mayor deBlasio. They are right to be worried. The great fear of those of us on the Catholic Left should be someone who embraces libertarian economic ideas as well as social policy libertarianism. The future of the Democrats requires them to become again the party of working class voters, or they will have no future at all.