Tom Sharpe died at the age of 85 yesterday. This makes me very sad.
My friend Doug Kmiec has a beautiful remembrance of Robert Francis Kennedy and his enduring influence at The Huffington Post.
Distinctly Catholic: The bishops can use their time together to reflect upon their public witness in the light of the election of Pope Francis.
The first thing to remember about D-Day is that it is something of a misnomer. It was not one day, although I am sure it was a memorable day for those who landed on the beaches of Normandy and for the families of those whose loved ones were lost on June 6, 1944. In fact, months and months of preparation had gone into the planning for what was the largest amphibious operation in the history of the world.
Readers may have already seen this op-ed in the Tallahassee News, written by Richard Trumpka, head of the AFL-CIO and Sr. Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK. It is great to see the Church and the labor movement arm-in-arm and if there were more of this, the Church might not be losing so many white working class Catholics!
I think my job of surveying the web for nutty things conservative Christians say is about to become a whole lot easier.
Much has been written about the survey conducted by the College Republicans that shows the GOP has some problems on its hands, but this item, picked up at the Maddow Blog, may be the most challenging for the party is this: When asked to name leaders of the Democratic Party, the respondents mentioned Obama, Clinton, Gore, Kennedy, Pelosi, all elected officials.
President Obama reshuffled his national security team yesterday, announcing Susan Rice would take over from departing National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, and that Samantha Power would replace Rice as ambassador to the United Nations. What do the changes mean?
Yesterday, I responded to a post at the Institute for Religion & Democracy by Marjorie Jeffrey in which she attacked John Carr. As many readers know, Carr was the chief staffer for the U.S.
At this morning's general audience, the Holy Father challenged us all again, especially those of us who live in the affluent West, to replace our culture of "waste" with a culture of "solidarity."