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Erie Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister looks at American social issues and politics through the lens of Catholic social teaching.
From Where I Stand: When you break down anything into its smallest parts, like political news, you break off a piece of the civic culture with it. Until eventually, you don't have a culture.
From Where I Stand: We have lost a taste for solid gold leadership and accepted the gold-plated lookalike. We have bought into the emptiness of soul that takes a nation into the clutches of political subservience.
From Where I Stand: The question is what kind of basic truths — principles — must drive us if we are to endure and survive the kind of despair that threatens a national moment like this one?
From Where I Stand: Honesty, verity, authenticity and factuality are the underpinnings of good, effective government. But facts alone are not its gold standard.
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