Politics

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Why some bishops have it wrong on the Johnson Amendment

Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump had promised the American people that he would work to repeal the Johnson Amendment. This unprecedented statement by a presidential candidate prompted a new discussion among Catholic leaders about the implications of such an effort. To my surprise, however, the discussion did not seem to unfold in the way I was […]
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Is EWTN Being Intimidated by the Johnson Amendment?

***UPDATE, 10/14/2016: This article was written prior to the recent tapes of Mr. Trump speaking crude and objectifying words against women. As a result of these revelations, I have decided I will not be as vocal in my defense of Donald Trump as I was previously. Such words can never be condoned, no matter how […]
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Homeschoolers for Trump

Donald Trump has been heading in a very positive direction lately. Not only does he surround himself with magnanimous people with very high integrity, such as Ben Carson and pro-life advocate Kellyanne Conway (who he recently appointed to head his campaign), but he has also been working closely with them to lay the ground-work for […]
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This One Statistic Will Win the Immigration Debate Over the Wall

The current debate on immigration typically circles around the issue of the economy and racism, and tends to proceed in the following manner; Republicans: Illegal Immigration is bad for the economy Democrats: No it’s not. Illegal immigrants take low-level jobs. Republicans: Yes it is. Those jobs are taken from Americans. Democrats: Your arguments are hateful and […]
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If Clinton gets elected, are Catholics to blame?

The Catholic Church in America is a sleeping giant. Catholics comprise nearly 25% of the total population—over 81 million people—of the United States, more than any other religious body today. This makes Catholics one of the most influential body of voters in our country. They, more than anyone else, have the power to shape the […]
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“Catholics Are Not Single-Issue Voters.” Really? Is that Catholic?

As we near the upcoming elections, it is not uncommon to hear Catholic leaders say something to the effect; “While abortion is the most important issue for Catholics, there are still other issues to take into consideration.”  Thus, they conclude that “Catholic should not be single-issue voters.” I have my concerns about whether this advice is truly […]