Unjust War

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The theology of birth control politics

Looked at through the lens of legal precedent, President Obama’s February 10th announcement settled the issue of health care insurance … Continued

Warren Buffett’s ‘nuclear bomb’

Class warfare? Yes, it’s real, and it’s a war.  Indeed, it is an ‘unjust war,’ and immoral. It is not … Continued

Peace on earth? The end of the Iraq war

SHANNON STAPLETON REUTERS A child gives the peace sign inside the Al-Zawraa Amusement Park in Baghdad December 2, 2011. The … Continued

Don’t speak: don’t listen

“The Catholic Church opposes anti-bullying laws because it could lead to same-sex marriage.” That is the essence of a statement … Continued

Welcome to Holy War Land

A prime is a number whose only divisors are 1 and itself. The complete history of even primes is very … Continued

Why is Bill Donohue angry … again?

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good Just in time for Halloween, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League … Continued

Vatican Insiders and Outsiders

Like most large organizations, the Catholic Church experiences both insiders and outsiders. Some persons are able to use networking, personality … Continued

“Faithful Citizenship” — What the Catholic Bishops Say

The Catholic bishops in the United States do not, of course, endorse particular political candidates. But they have outlined important … Continued

Celebrating Ramadan Jihadi Style

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and serves as a spiritual boot camp for Muslims. In this … Continued

A Stalled Pro-Life Movement

The other day, I was stopped for a traffic light behind a car with more bumper stickers than bumper. “Save … Continued

Obama and the “Infanticide” Lie

“Obama” and “infanticide” are being matched in the latest venom eruption on hate-monger sites. For the record, Senator Obama did … Continued

The Coming Battle for Electoral Heaven

With Hillary’s Clinton’s expected suspension of campaign operations Saturday, the Faith and Values Primary Season will officially come to an … Continued

Catholic League Shenanigans

The Catholic League is not the “All Catholic” League. It is not official Catholicism: still less does it speak for … Continued

Pop Quiz: Who Would You Renounce?

Quiz See if you can tell who said what in this list of quotes: Answers at the bottom. 1. After … Continued

Most Christians to Left of Far Right

It should come as no surprise that a recent opinion poll among younger people shows great skepticism if not outright … Continued

“Blessed Are the Peacemakers”

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) When I was confirmed in the … Continued

To Escalate The War Now Is Criminal

That Jesus called us to non-violence and not to “just wars” is painfully clear. And the fact that Jesus said … Continued

Iraq: An Unnecessary and Unjust War

There is more than a little discussion these days over whether a just war is possible, given the developments in … Continued

Returning Bronze Horses to Istanbul Might Heal Wounds

It is possible apparently, to be infallible but not wise. Every religion has a primary responsibility for naming the ideological, … Continued