Distinctly Catholic: The U.S. Constitution is on my mind. First, last night, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore opened the Fortnight for Freedom.
From the "Working Class Perspectives" blog, published by the Kalmanovitz Initiative at Georgetown, Mark Popovich explains why entrepreneurship is hyped as a solution to poverty when the results are much less convincing. One more economic myth to be consigned to the dustbin, but you can bet Republicans pols and free market zealots will continue to spout this nonsense as if it were Gospel.
Distinctly Catholic: Call me skeptical, not least because I thought Sen. Ted Cruz would be the GOP nominee, and my prediction was off the mark.
Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan and the Rev. Heriberto Martinez of the Puerto Rican Bible Society announce they are cancelling a meeting between the Governor and bondholders that was scheduled for tomorrow. This was to have been the second such meeting; The first was held in new York at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in May. JubileeUSA has the announcement. This is not good news. Not catastrophic news, but not good.
Distinctly Catholic: Last week, three items came across my desk that each, in their own way, shone a light on the debate between the pro-life and pro-choice groups.
At the Tablet, my article on the Orlando massacre.
Distinctly Catholic: Should the UK stay or leave the European Union? A referendum will decide the matter next week.
Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico has announced that next week's Mass celebrating the patronal feast of the island, the Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, will be celebrated for the repose of the souls of those killed in Orlando and for the consolation of their friends and loved ones. This is a beautiful gesture of solidarity.
Distinctly Catholic: Hillary Clinton must explan how and why the hopes she and many other Democrats had for the processes of globalization in the 1990s were somewhat misplaced.
At the Catholic Labor Network, kudos for Archbishop Blase Cupich and the Archdiocese of Chicago for setting out a groundbreaking policy on family leave. Check out some of their other posts and info on the website. This group is one of many Catholic groups that does a lot without the benefit of the kind of funding that projects on the Catholic right get.