At RNS, Mark Silk voices his sympathy for, and analyzes the predicament of, Russell Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
In the New York Times, of all places, Thomas Groome correctly argues that Democrats need to dial back the hyper-abortion rights stance that has taken them far from the days when they said abortion should be "safe, legal and rare." The money quote:
By tradition and by our church’s teaching on social justice, many Catholics could readily return to voting reliably Democratic. But for this to happen, their moral concerns regarding abortion must get a hearing within the party, rather than being summarily dismissed.
I think the Dems need to do more than Groome suggests if this issue is not to remain an albatross around their necks, but that is a discussion for another day. In the meantime, it is a good sign of sanity that the Times published this essay.
And, at the Working Class Perspectives blog, Tim Strangleman on how an old British TV show remains relevant for its accurate, and hilarious, portrayal of the real lives of working class folk.