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A WARNING to the President and Congress of the United States of America, and to the Governor and Legislature of Oklahoma. On the Solemnity of Christ the King, AD 2013.

What do you mean by crushing my people, and grinding down the poor when they look to you? Says the Lord, the God of Hosts. Woe to those who build their houses on wrong, their upper rooms on injustice, who … Continue reading

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An unwelcome and tragic reminder.

Today’s Boston Marathon bombings are an unwelcome reminder of the realities of this era.  Witnesses to the event said, “This must be what it is like in Iraq.”  And that’s true. This is what life has been like in Iraq … Continue reading

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The Catholic bishops have no one to blame but themselves.

On the first Sunday of Lent, the opinion pages of the New York Times carry a biting editorial comment by Russ Douthat – The End of a Catholic Moment : The collapse in the church’s reputation has coincided with a … Continue reading

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Will Israel target Iran’s oil facilities?

John Robb asked a provocative question in his Global Guerrillas blog yesterday –  will Israel go after Iran’s oil production facilities? He argues that this is the only target in Iran that will accomplish what the Israelis will need to … Continue reading

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A note to Archbishop Dolan as he receives the cardinal’s hat.

Dear Archbishop Dolan, Whispers in the Loggia reports today an extract from your speech on receiving the honor of becoming a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.  Among other things, you said – For my part, I have to ask … Continue reading

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A Catholic Worker reflection on the remarks of Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. at the Southwest Liturgical Conference Study Week, in Dallas, Texas, January 24, 2012

On the evening of the first day of the SWLC Study Week, Cardinal Wuerl gave the keynote presentation – “The Word of God and the New Evangelization.” His presentation was urbane and literate, dogmatic and spiritual. I can’t say that … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Ten years later.

Ten years ago, on October 7, 2011, the United States began its war on the people of Afghanistan.  It wasn’t a war on Afghanistan, it was a war on the people of Afghanistan. That’s an important distinction, but one that … Continue reading

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Rick Perry for Prez?

We just can’t get a break this year.  Things are going from bad to worse everywhere and what does the news now tell us — that Texas Governor Rick Perry is running for President of these united States. The last … Continue reading

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Novena to St. John Chrysostom on behalf of the US Catholic Bishops

Who knows why I get these brainstorms, but this one hit me right in the middle of the gathering hymn for the 8 AM mass at Epiphany Church this very morning. It was such a sudden rush I almost lost … Continue reading

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The Shame of Notre Dame

If there was any doubt that the leadership of Notre Dame University is confused about its Catholic identity, we need look no further than the presentation this week by Secretary of Defense Bob Gates to their annual commencement. Actually, the … Continue reading

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