Vatican Insider has the story -- alas, not in English -- about the complete exoneration of Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is very good news for the people of San Juan and for those of us lucky enough to consider Gonzalez a friend.
Yesterday, an unofficial transcript of a discussion the Holy Father had with six religious men and women from Latin America, the leadership of the Religious Confederation of Latin America and the Caribbean (
At The Huffington Post, Professor Charles Reid of St. Thomas University Law School talks the alarming facts surrounding student loans. For example, in the not-too-distant past, college graduates were more likely to buy a home; today, the reverse is true. This is alarming indeed.
Over at The New Republic, Robert Chesney and Benjamin Wittes note the important differences between the Post's "leaks" story and the Guardian's and why we shouldn't be surprised by the first but that the second actually discloses something new. This is very complicated stuff, and I have not yet opined on it while I seek to learn more. But one thing is already clear as day to me: Mr. Edward Snowden should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Rocco Palmo has the account -- unofficial account -- of a recent meeting between Pope Francis and a group of religious men and women from Latin America. Stunning.
Distinctly Catholic: Some of CCHD's grant recipients in Illinois could lose their funding because of a partner's support of same-sex marriage. It's a witch hunt.
Over at Vatican Insider, Cardinal Godfried Danneels of Belgium states that opening civil marriage to same-sex couples is a positive development, even though he wants a different word to differentiate it from traditional marriage.
In this morning's USA Today, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB, has an opinion piece on immigration reform.
My friend Rick Garnett had a thoughtful reply to my article on Friday, which he posted here at Mirror of Justice.
Garnett makes the point that he has not relied on the “cooperation with evil” argument in advocating against the
Over at The New Republic, John Judis looks at the diminishing prospects for immigration reform in the House as Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) abandons the "Gang of Eight" in that chamber. Judis is a smart analyst, and his warnings about the prospect of immigration reform must be taken seriously.