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Links for 07/28/16


From the Democrats for Life event at the convention, this video highlights some pro-life Democratic leaders. Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana is a rockstar. The Democratic party's leaders need to listen to him and then ask themselves why the party does not hold the governorships in other southern states. This is not rocket science. Glad to see such a large room full too! We are not alone!

Links for 07/26/16


At Medium, John Gehring of Faith in Public Life delivers a home run, arguing that if you ask if Tim Kaine is a "Pope Francis Catholic" you are asking the wrong question. I would compare Gehring's lucid and bracing treatment of this topic with the chest thumping of our Republican friends in the Bush years. Gehring's commentary is what moral seriousness looks like. 

Links for 07/22/16


Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap, in Ireland for the re-dedication of the basilica at Knock, gave an interview in which he took questions on the clergy sex abuse crisis, Pope Francis and the reforms, and even on Donald Trump. I am especially glad the cardinal did not duck the question on Trump. The leadership of our Church must not do anything that would legitimate his hatefulness and must call it for what it is, just as the mild-mannered and soft spoken cardinal does here.   


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December 2-15, 2016