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National Conservatism’s Ecumenical Gamble

National Conservatism is all-in on ecumenical Christianity. Will the play pay off?

Empty Space

I'm sitting here in an airport during one of those countless little bubbles in time where nothing big is going on. I'm between flights, having just arrived in Detroit from Seattle and (soon) heading out for Pellston, Michigan. So I'm taking this time to write a bit -- and reflect on the empty space in [...]

Confusing palliative care and assisted suicide in NY?

Earlier this month I blogged about a New Yorker article that discussed the sorry state of end-of-life care in America.  In an effort to address that problem, New York State last week signed the New York Palliative Care Information Act into law, which would require physicians to discuss prognosis and end-of-life options with their terminal [...]

Hail Mary

In the Old Testament, the standard protocol for angelic appearances is as follows: First, the angel appears. Then, the human to whom he appears either: a) Does not realize he is an angel and so behaves as he would toward a fellow human being (that is, he makes the angel a nice meal and is [...]

Catholic Politicians Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

Writing for the Catholic Advocate, Matt Smith reports that 39 of the 106 cosponsors of a House bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act are "self-identified" Catholics. Smith, a former associate director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, warns that same-sex marriage activists are trying to bring H.R. 3567 -- ironically, [...]

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