Sister Simone Campbell

A Thomist’s Guide to the 2020 Election

For many well intentioned Catholics, determining whom to vote for in the upcoming presidential election is a difficult decision. The Church has no official, clear criteria to aid in the decision. Yet, the fact is that Rome, the highest authority in the Church, has provided the faithful with contemporary, official teaching concerning political decisions. Pope [...]

‘Catholics for Biden’ Is a Bad Joke

Catholics for Biden held its national kickoff call on the evening of Thursday, September 3. It was, predictably, an hour-long attempt to make us all forget that the candidate is implicit in—and his party is devoted to—the vilest crime ever perpetrated against humanity. It was a less than brilliant exercise in misdirection. The distraction was [...]

Godless Charlotte and Sister Stooge

God got jeered and booed in Charlotte this week, providing at least one memorable moment in an otherwise forgettable convention. Wednesday's now-infamous vote reversing the Democratic Party's intended omission of God from the platform turned into an utter fiasco. Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa presided haplessly over the sham vote. He asked the delegates three [...]

Fear, Anger, and Cool, Surgical Voting

Brian Saint-Paul, in posting about Dan Burke's piece at Religion News Service, alerted me to the following quote from Sister Simone Campbell, who is apparently one of those "progressive" Catholics I hear about: "Those [pro-choice, anti-limited-government, leftist legislators who culturally identify as Catholic] are folks who are really committed to the common good, with a [...]

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