The Mississippi Republican primary last night threw another monkey wrench into the narrative about the Tea Party. Two weeks ago, when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary contest to a Tea Party opponent, the storyline was that the Tea Party is back. Now, with incumbent Senator Thad Cochran winning narrowly against Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel, the establishment is back.
Michael Sean Winters is having computer troubles, so he is taking the day off. He'll be back tomorrow, hopefully with a computer that works.
Mozart's classic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. How better to celebrate Corpus Christi?
In another sign that the "seamless garment" is making a comeback, Bishop John Wester tells Utah lawmakers that if they do not vote to expand Medicaid, they are not truly pro-life. Bravo to Bishop Wester. (h/t Rocco.)
Last week, I twice considered the issue of the Church’s stance on issues relating to same-sex marriage, first about the forthcoming non-discrimination rule coming from the White House and, second, about Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s appearance at a rally organized by the thoroughly partisan, thoroughly pernicious National Organization for Marriage.
Over at "On Faith," Robert Christian joins the conversation about Catholics and libertarianism and their intrinsic incompatibility.
Over at RNS, Mark Silk looks at the Professor Dajani case, the outcry over the opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" and what it all means for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone spoke at a rally organized by the National Organzation for Marriage yesterday. His appearance there provoked controversy even before the event happened, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging the archbishop, who is also he local ordinary in Sam Francisco, not to attend the event.
According to a Mexican newspaper, if Pope Francis comes to the US next year for the World Family Day, he is considering a trip to the US-Mexican border as well. I wonder if George Weigel and Nicholas Hahn will accuse him of an act of political theater!
From the Guardian, the story of Mohammed Dajani, a Palestinian professor who tried to encourage better understanding among Palestinians and Israelis by leading a group of his students on a trip to Auschwitz. He resigned last week under pressure and after receiving death threats. The death threats did not come from Israelis.