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Divorce & Remarriage


The issue of whether or not a way can be found to re-admit those who are divorced and remarried to the eucharistic table will be one of the thorniest issues at the twin Synods on the Family. On the one hand, it will take some rather exquisite exegesis to get around “what God has joined, let no man put asunder.” On the other hand, for those Catholics who find themselves in this situation, with widely varying degrees of moral culpability for so finding themselves in this situation, the Church must have more to say than “too bad.”

Boehner & Immigration Reform


I suppose this was predictable. Speaker of the House John Boehner has a Republican caucus that is divided on immigration reform. So, how to unite them? Blame Obama. As Politico reports, Boehner is saying the House can't pass immigration reform because they can't trust the President to enforce it. (At least he did not blame Benghazi.) To a degree, I worry that pro-immigrant activists have played into Boehner's hands by calling on the President to stop deportations.



I enjoy March Madness whether my team, the UConn Huskies, prosper or not. But, it is quite an achievement to have both our men's team and our women's team playing for the national championship. This has happened three times in the past. In 1999, the Duke Blue Devils sent both their men's and women's teams into the championship game but both lost, and the Duke men's team was beaten by, you guessed it, UConn. In 2004, UConn's men's and women's teams both took home the crown, the only time that has happened.


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