Distinctly Catholic: The account of the Jesus' interaction with woman at the well illustrates why the view of conservatives who challenge Pope Francis' teaching on marriage and family is so impoverished.
In the Washington Post, John Gehring on a recent Napa Institute confab. Napa founder Tim Busch just loves Donald Trump, which surprises exactly no one.
Distinctly Catholic: A government's budget is a profoundly moral document — and the Trump administration's budget proposal is profoundly immoral.
One of the most articulate and persuasive voices for the pro-life cause, Melinda Henneberger, now with the Kansas City Star, on how some in the pro-life cause do more harm than good to that cause.
Distinctly Catholic: It's no secret that I'm a University of Connecticut fan, and with the UConn women's basketball team's 107 consecutive wins, March Madness this year is especially thrilling.
From the Catholic Labor Network, good news that the Loyola University of Chicago is establishing a task force on just employment. After some problems in the past, it is good to see the school's new president, Jo Ann Mulloy, stepping up to the plate and recognizing that part of a Catholic university's Catholic identity is treating its workers in a manner that coheres with Catholic social doctrine.
Distinctly Catholic: Every U.S. bishop who has a hospital in their diocese needs to speak out to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
At New York magazine, Johnathan Chait has a great post about Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's reaction when Tucker Carlson asks him about tax cuts for the rich.
Distinctly Catholic: Republicans have a hard time reforming insurance programs which are, in their very nature, redistributive. Alas, the GOP's libertarian instincts have kicked in.
At the website of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cardinal Blase Cupich's homily at a special Mass kicking off that city's St. Patrick's day celebrations at Old. St. Pat's. I am told his words were well received as well they should be.