Harold Meyerson, in the Washington Post, writes about how Wal-Mart is ruining everything, including Wal-Mart. How I wish President Obama would spend less time talking to his Wall Street buddies and more time with Meyerson.
Yesterday, CNN was roundly criticized for broadcasting premature reports that a suspect had been arrested in the Boston Marathon case when, in fact, no such arrest had been made. And I was criticized, both in the comments and by emails from people I respect for my post which included an inadequate characterization of Sr. Laurie Brink’s keynote address at an LCWR conference which, in turn, became one of the items mentioned in the doctrinal assessment of the LCWR.
Religion & Politics, the online journal of the Danforth Center, has two articles about the HHS mandate that sum up the divergent positions well.
I know that American exceptionalism lives on both the left and the right, but when did the right become so Europhobic? And why? National Catholic Register has a review of a new book by the Acton institute's Samuel Gregg entitled "Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, & How America Can Avoid a European Future?" I confess, come August, when Europeans sensibly take the month off and head to the beach or the mountains for time with their families, I am envious of them, not scornful.
Law Professor Charles Reid, of St, Thomas University, has a post up at Huffington Post that shares some of the concerns I raised to Archbishop Vigneron's comments about Catholics who support same-sex marriage in civil laws refraining from Communion.
Distinctly Catholic: Those who have entertained wild expectations of change need to consider the implications of what they expect.
Vatican Radio reports on the Holy Father's homily this morning which he focused on the Holy Spirit pushing us forward, and the ways we resist the Spirit's promptings. He called Vatican II a great work of the Holy Spirit and said there could be no "turning back the clock."
Dear readers. Please listen to the Holy Father's words and before you think of how they might be a challenge to others, think of how they might be a challenge to yourself.
Over at MillennialJournal.com, Sarah Christian shares her reactions to reading about the case of Kermit Gosnell. And, she raises the tough questions the pro-choice crowd chooses to ignore.
Meghan Clark, one of the rising stars in the theological community, has a great post up at CatholicMoralTheology.com about the preferential option for the poor. Good stuff.
I highly recommend readers to this masterful article by Melinda Henneberger on the lack of coverage of the Gosnell case in Philadelphia. I find it especially curious that the editors at the Post entitled the article "Why Kermit Gosnell hasn't been on Page One." In the event, Henneberger's article did not make page 2, where her columns usually appear. It was only published online. This makes Henneberger's arguments even more damning.