Politics of outrage vs. the common good

The presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, a media critic when it suits his purposes, is a creature of the media. Trump has a knack for saying outrageous things, and journalists have heaped lavish free coverage on his outrageousness.

2016 elections and the high court

With the election of a new president less than a year away, at least one thing about the outcome seems reasonably clear: Whoever the winner turns out to be, a majority of the voters identifying themselves as Catholics will probably have voted for him or her.

An alarming election-year reality

The inability of parties to America’s culture war to communicate meaningfully with one another on issues like abortion, same-sex marriage and assisted suicide is a disturbing fact of national life today. One observer remarks that the two sides seem to be living in “different moral universes.”

Pope to Congress: Stop bickering, world needs your help

WASHINGTON - The past, the promise and the potential of the United States must not be smothered by bickering and even hatred at a time when the U.S. people and indeed the world need a helping hand, Pope Francis told the U.S. Congress.

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