Schwartz: How Catholic Natural Law Was Converted to American Illiberal Dogma

“. . . a full Catholic roster of waggish music nerds in finely tailored suits, bella figuras all.” Peter Hammond Schwartz This week The New Republic published a brilliant piece of religious/political critique by a writer from Washington State named Peter Hammond Schwartz. PHS has composed a groundbreaking and well-researched essay (called “apopleptic” (sic) by… Read More Schwartz: How Catholic Natural Law Was Converted to American Illiberal Dogma

U.S. Catholic Bishops Trying to Cancel President Biden

Some of the head men of the Catholic cloth have formed a shy “working group” to quietly cancel the liberal Catholic who happens to be president of the United States. Here is some reporting via National Catholic Reporter: “NCR has learned that the full constitution of the 10-person working group, which does not include President… Read More U.S. Catholic Bishops Trying to Cancel President Biden

The Novelist & the President: what a true democracy is

When the American novelist/essayist Marilynne Robinson sat down with President Obama for a chat on matters literary, religious and political, President Obama asked her to — “Tell me a little bit about how your interest in Christianity converges with your concerns about democracy.” Robinson: Well, I believe that people are images of God. There’s no… Read More The Novelist & the President: what a true democracy is

And the very next day, the House Speaker resigns . . .

Perhaps inspired by a genuinely religious (that is, generally liberal) sermon, House Speaker John Boehner decided the next morning he had nothing more to say politically and told House Republicans and the nation yesterday that he is quitting and leaving Congress. Boehner did not say, however, that he will take a vow of poverty to work among the poor in Calcutta or… Read More And the very next day, the House Speaker resigns . . .