Category Archives: politics

If Catholics voted by the teachings of Jesus and His Church

If Catholics in the United States cast their votes in each election according to the teachings of Jesus and His Church, the political landscape would be vastly different. Catholics are 20% of the U.S. population, but in some States Catholics … Continue reading

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Is the killing of Christians by ISIS a genocide?

Genocide is essentially the grave sin of murder, applied to a large group of human persons. Originally, the term was specific to the murder of a large group of persons of the same race or ethnicity. But morally there is … Continue reading

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Denmark: legalized government theft from the poor

The news report is here: Denmark legalizes confiscation of valuables from immigrants (CNN) This new law in Denmark allows the government to seize cash, jewelry, watches, mobile phones, computers, and other valuables (except for things of sentimental value) from “asylum … Continue reading

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An error in: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (FCFC) is a teaching document of the USCCB on the participation by Catholics in civil politics. Overall, the document is well-written and offers many good insights into the conflicts between the Catholic conscience and the … Continue reading

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Stupid Politicians opine on how to defeat ISIS

There’s a nice article at the guardian on Republican presidential candidates’ ideas on how to fight ISIS: “Anti-Isis proposals floated at Republican debate would likely be war crimes”. Senator Ted Cruz proposed carpet bombing ISIS troops wherever they are. Later … Continue reading

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The Hubris of the Paris Agreement

My position on climate change is simple. The world is getting warmer, due to human activity. With over 7 billion persons on the face of the earth, there is a vast and serious effect on the environment by civilization. However, … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Evil and Voting

The USCCB has voted to issue a new Catholic voter’s guide: “The bishops also voted 217-16-2 in favor of on a new introductory note and 210-21-5 for a limited revision to their quadrennial statement on political responsibility, “Forming Consciences for … Continue reading

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The Problem with Pro-life Politics

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could somehow elect a pro-life president, and then obtain enough votes on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade? What would happen if we could elect enough pro-life congressmen to outlaw abortion? I … Continue reading

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How Will the Warning affect the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election?

The Warning of Garabandal, which is the same as the first secret of Medjugorje, occurs 7 months from now, on Good Friday of 2016 (March 25th). In this brief event, every sinner on earth will be shown the sins still … Continue reading

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Modern Society likes new ideas, hates truth

There is a verse in Sacred Scripture, in Acts of the Apostles, which describes the residents of the Greek city of Athens. [Acts] {17:21} (Now all the Athenians, and arriving visitors, were occupying themselves with nothing other than speaking or … Continue reading

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How To Solve the Contraception and Abortion Problem

It might seem that, if we could elect a conservative pro-life President, and get one or two more conservative votes on the Supreme Court, we could ban abortion and end the contraceptive mandate in health care. But that approach would … Continue reading

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Christianity will lose the Culture War

In the long run, Christians will lose the culture war, the battle for hearts and minds in secular society. For Jesus said: [Matthew] {10:22} And you will be hated by all for the sake of my name. But whoever will … Continue reading

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