The other day I linked to John Gehring's fine piece at Commonweal calling for all sides to try and seek some common ground on religious liberty issues. Stephanie Russell-Kraft, at Religion Dispatches, is having none of it, in fact, she ends up proving the point she tries to refute.
Distinctly Catholic: The Center for American Progress has decided to hype anti-Catholic bigotry.
Ten years ago today, we in Washington got really, really lucky:
Our friends at Public Religion Research Institute look at public attitudes on DAPA and immigration more generally, as we all get ready for the anticipated ruling from the Supreme Court.
In the Boston Pilot, Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez calls on all Puerto Ricans, on the island and in the diaspora, to help "refound" Puerto Rico, its culture and its identity.
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.