Category Archives: Politics

GP Taylor’s View

GP Taylor, bestselling author and an Anglican priest, has an interesting post in the Yorkshire Post. Interesting both in its content and its perspective, given Graham Taylor’s background. An excerpt: . . .To me it showed how the Church of … Continue reading

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Sanctity of Life and Liturgy

A post in a thread on Michael Spencer’s Internet Monk blog: Becky writes: Jeff: “More experienced, mature Christians who should be teaching the young about and sharing with them their great Christian heritage are instead asked to ‘get with it’ … Continue reading

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Return of Patriarchy

Regarding Philip Longman’s 2006 article The Return of Patriarchy and its relevance, Albert Mohler remarked: The publication of this article within the pages of Foreign Policy should send a very clear cultural signal. Something serious is afoot when one of … Continue reading

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Must Theology Sit in the Back of Secular Bus?

This article by Francis Beckwith: “Must Theology Sit in the Back of Secular Bus?:  The Federal Courts’ View of Religion and Its Status as Knowledge.” Journal of Law & Religion 24.2 (2008-2009): 547-568 (Francis Beckwith PDF) makes an important argument, … Continue reading

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Laffer on Health Care

In the WSJ, Arthur Laffer writes: The health-care wedge is an economic term that reflects the difference between what health-care costs the specific provider and what the patient actually pays. When health care is subsidized, no one should be surprised … Continue reading

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We Hold These Truths

On First Things, Fr. Bernard J. Coughlin, S.J. writes: . . . It is not faith that tells us that abortion kills an innocent life. It is science. And the more we know about it the more the phrase “a … Continue reading

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On Government Health Care

From Ann Coulter: . . .The reason seeing a doctor is already more like going to the DMV, and less like going to the Apple “Genius Bar,” is that the government decided health care was too important to be left … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

From an article on countering Alinsky style tactics, J.J. Jackson writes: . . . Saul Alinsky and his followers only win when you let them. They have no counter plan for when their final stage does not happen as the … Continue reading

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Palin on Cap and Tax

In July 14th’s Washington Post, Sarah Palin writes: There is no shortage of threats to our economy. America’s unemployment rate recently hit its highest mark in more than 25 years and is expected to continue climbing. Worries are widespread that … Continue reading

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Congression Oversight

http://republicans.oversight.house.gov/media/pdfs/20090707HousingCrisisReport.pdf The Role of Government Affordable Housing Policy in Creating the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 STAFF REPORT U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 111TH CONGRESS COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM JULY 7, 2009 INTRODUCTION The housing bubble that burst in … Continue reading

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If I Die, I Die

Many commentator’s on Sarah Palin’s remark that “politically speaking — if I die, I die. So be it” would not recognize the allusion or context of “And if not” – neither its use at Dunkirk nor its Biblical reference. [other … Continue reading

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Palin Announcement

Hi Alaska, I appreciate speaking directly TO you, the people I serve, as your Governor. People who know me know that besides faith and family, nothing’s more important to me than our beloved Alaska. Serving her people is the greatest … Continue reading

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Real, Existing Capitalism

From an article on First Things by Michael Novak: . . . An accurate presentation of real existing capitalism requires at least three modest affirmations: 1) Markets work well only within a system of law, and only according to well-marked-out … Continue reading

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Right to Privacy Irony

There’s an amusing WSJ article today which argues that the Court’s “right to privacy” arguments underlying Roe v Wade and Casey also imply that government mandated health care would be unconstitutional. O the irony 🙂 . . . If the … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Ambiguity

In the Wall Street Journal, William McGurn writes: … With its billions in endowment and its prestigious name, Notre Dame ought to be in the lead here. But when asked for examples illuminating the university’s unambiguous support for unborn life, … Continue reading

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The Catholic Reformation

The Catholic Reformation. By Michael A. Mullett. (New York: Routledge. 1999) By calling his book The Catholic Reformation, Mullett wants to draw attention to the late medieval roots of Catholic reform in the early modern period. Divided into seven chapters, … Continue reading

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National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Keynote Address

KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF THE MOST REVEREND RAYMOND LEO BURKE, D.D., J.C.D. ARCHBISHOP-EMERITUS OF SAINT LOUIS PREFECT OF THE SUPREME TRIBUNAL OF THE APOSTOLIC SIGNATURA NATIONAL CATHOLIC PRAYER BREAKFAST “CELEBRATION OF THE TEACHINGS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH” WASHINGTON, D.C. MAY 8, … Continue reading

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Local policy

Over at Touchstone, Anthony Esolen writes: . . . Neither party understands that it is good for human beings to do what they can to govern themselves locally, not simply because they will do a better job of it than … Continue reading

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Cheering for Sarah

From Rachel Balducci’s blog (back in December 2008) : Sa-Rah! Sa-Rah! I know there are those of you out there who don’t think she’s all that great, some of my very own who are near and dear to my heart … Continue reading

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Responding to Notre Dame

LifeSiteNews has Cardinal George’s official statement: NOTRE DAME, Indiana, March 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking as the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, this weekend Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said that the University of Notre Dame’s decision … Continue reading

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