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On Gaza: If you wrong us, shall we not revenge?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Current Events, War | 0 comments

On July 24 at the Catholic Social Thought, Politics, and the Public Square page on Facebook, Jackie Turvey Tait asked if any Catholic moral theologians who are conversant with just war theory would comment on the...

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Of Wheat and Weeds: Pope Francis’ Prayer for Persecuted Christians in Iraq

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in American Politics, Current Events, Pope Francis, War | 0 comments

The Islamic State group referred to in the media as ISIS has seized Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, and given a death sentence to any Christians who do not convert, pay a special tax, or leave town. Unspeakable...

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Happiness, Pursued and Pursuing: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

I Kings 3:5, 7—12 Psalm 119 Romans 8:28—30 Matthew 13:44—52 This week’s...

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Can justice be merciful and still be just?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Lectionary | 2 comments

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Wis 12:13, 16-19; Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16;...

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Crisis on the Border: The Global Refugee Crisis Comes to America

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Current Events | 3 comments

El Salvador. Honduras. Guatemala. Three countries in Central America with...

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After Hobby Lobby: Persistent Confusion about the Nature of Religious Belief

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Current Events | 9 comments

In the wake of Hobby Lobby, the attacks on religious belief in the public...

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Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Lectionary | 0 comments

IS 55:10-11 PS 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14 ROM 8:18-23 MT 13:1-23 Creation groans....

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Religious colleges undermine higher education! What?!?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Current Events | 1 comment

Religious colleges “systematically undermine the most fundamental purposes of...

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