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Bishop McElroy's Text

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Yesterday, I applauded Bishop Robert McElroy's remarks at John Carr's event on the moral implications of partisanship Monday night. Here is the text of the bishops's talk:

                        PARTISANSHIP, INTEGRITY, AND THE COMMON GOOD

           REMARKS BY BISHOP ROBERT MCELROY AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

                                                       APRIL 28, 2014

Donald Sterling: The Punishment Fits the Crime

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Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has been fined $2.5 million and banned from attending National Basketball Association events for life as a result of his offensive racial comments, recorded by his girlfriend and somehow released to the world. Additionally, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he will approach other owners in the league about forcing Sterling to sell his franchise.

Please Join Our Webathon

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As some of you may know, NCR is conducting its annual webathon this week. Every morning, I get up, brew the coffee, read the paper, look at my notes, sit down at the computer and do my part, writing hopefully provocative commentary on the Church, politics, and the estuary where the two intersect. This week, we need you to do your part. You can brew coffee if you wish. You do not have to retrieve any dog-eared books. You do not need to take any notes.

Moral Implications of Partisanship

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Last night, a diverse group of political hands met at Georgetown to discuss the moral implications of partisanship. The evening’s discussion was the fifth event sponsored by John Carr’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought in Public Life and one can only hope that these discussions permeate the otherwise intellectually moribund political class that currently calls the shots in this city.

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