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By Deal Hudson
A host of commentators on the Tea Party phenomena have mindlessly described the participants as exclusively concerned with fiscal issues. Anyone who has attended one of these events knows better.
Those who attend Tea Parties across the country are solid, middle Americans, from blue collar to white collar, all united not only by a concern for the profligate spending of the federal government, but also by the equally irresponsible social agenda of the Obama administration. (more…)
By Stephen Phelan
It’s a good thing that the conversation about “Social Justice” is heating up again. The exchange between Deacon Keith Fournier and Deal Hudson is the latest between faithful Catholics who are serious about helping the Church communicate its teaching on the proper ordering of society with regard to politics and economics, and how those who have some degree of wealth can best enter into solidarity those who don’t. (more…)
By Lisa Correnti
On Thursday, September 16, 2010, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) chairman of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee presided over hearings on the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR). This discussion titled “The Promise of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research,” was scheduled by a disapproving Harkin after U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth ruled the National Institute of Health (NIH) under the Obama administration violated federal law by funding embryo-destroying stem cell research and a temporary injunction was placed on further funding. (more…)
By Matt Smith
Congress comes back to Washington D.C. this week. They have a lot of unfinished business most importantly being the fact they have not passed appropriations bills for the next fiscal year which begins October 1st and it does not look like they will get them done before running home to campaign. This will force a lame duck session and the pro-abortion lobby led by Planned Parenthood is cheering for Congress to do just that this year. (more…)
Monday, September 13, 2010 marks 50 days until Americans will go to the polls to vote in the mid-term Congressional elections.
Our friends at Priests for Life recently started a “Prayer for our Nation as we Prepare to Elect our Leaders.” They are calling upon each of us to join in the following prayer each day leading up to the important decisions we will make on November 2, 2010 about the future direction of our country. (more…)
By Patrick Lee
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the life of good deeds that God has prepared in advance . . .”
By Deal Hudson
These remarks were made on August 27 in New York City at the rally sponsored by the Catholic League to protest the decision of Mr. Anthony Malkin, owner of the Empire State Building, not to turn on blue and white lights to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, presided at the event held on 39th St. in front of the Empire State Building.
By Anne Hendershott
Evangelicals and Catholics have much in common as they share the same basic view of God. Acknowledging these common bonds in 1994, Evangelical and Catholic leaders signed the document, Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT). Since that time, there have been successful ecumenical initiatives—especially in the pro-life arena. The 40-Days for Life Campaign has been a successful alliance of pro-life Evangelical Christians and Catholics to protect the unborn.
The U.S. Senate confirmed U.S. Solicitor General and political activist Elena Kagan by a vote of 63 – 37 to be the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kagan, at 50 years of age, will now hold a lifetime seat on the highest court in the land. Elena Kagan has not served a single day on any federal court. But, there is plenty known about her work in the Clinton White House, as President Obama’s top lawyer before the Supreme Court. Also, Kagan’s answers during her confirmation prompted our community, through Catholic Advocate Voice, to send over 3,000 letters to the U.S. Senate urging opposition to her confirmation. Even though we did not prevail, they made a difference.
By Matt Smith
Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled Wednesday, August 4, 2010, that California’s Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriages in California after the state Supreme Court legalized them, is unconstitutional.
Proposition 8 passed with 52 percent of the vote in November 2008 and has been under siege ever since. The court’s ruling today will certainly green light same-sex marriages to proceed in California and other states will be forced to recognize them.