Category Archives: News commentary

Afterlife Theology: Embracing a New Dimension of Existence

Recently Newsweek Magazine profiled an amazing journey into the afterlife as experienced by Dr. Eben Alexander. This article and experience will be of interest to many either as a curious phenomena or as a journey of faith. Below is the … Continue reading

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Federal Budget Choices Must Protect Poor, Vulnerable People, Says U.S. Bishops’ Conference

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The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) has officially addressed their concern on programs for the poor and vulnerable with the Federal Budget. I am grateful and excited for this statement which, in my opinion, not only offers a … Continue reading

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Pope urges action with the Horn of Africa Famine and end to Syria bloodshed in Christmas message

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The Pope’s Urbi et Orbi (“To the City of Rome and to the World) message is a traditional Catholic Christmas reflection from the Pope to the worldwide Christian community. This reflection not only reminds us of the spiritual and religious occasion that … Continue reading

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“Freedom From Want:” Reflecting on the root cause of the Arab Spring and how it should influence our international policies

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Freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants—everywhere in the world. – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1941 With 2011 coming to a close I reflected on … Continue reading

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Democrats Offer Significant Concessions — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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The budget crisis to reduce the deficit places our nation on the path of making some difficult but necessary decisions. We must evaluate our spending and revenues with the consideration of cutting the former and raising the latter. As traditionally expected Democrats tend to … Continue reading

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CNS STORY: Vatican document calls for global authority to regulate markets

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The Vatican has developing a position regarding the reform that it envisions for the global financial system and it has engaged a tremendous response from pundits and activist from both sides of the political spectrum. This vision has been articulated within … Continue reading

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“With Malice towards none, with charity for all,” reflecting on Bin Laden’s death

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Catholic News Service, a News agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, offers this article from the Vatican’s statement concerning the death of the Al-Qaida leader and mastermind of the 9-11 attacks in the United States Osama Bin … Continue reading

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Government shutdown averted: A Catholic opinion

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I was glad to read last night that the potential government shutdown was averted. Our congressional leaders were responsible for making some difficult choices and because of this they were able to keep the government running. I was pleased to read this morning’s article … Continue reading

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One Size Fits All? Reflecting on the Role of Government – NYTimes.com

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Our Christian faith encourages us to reflect on experiences in our lives as teachable moments for us to reflect on how God is in the moment and what aspect of our lives to we need to address based on the challenges that we face. … Continue reading

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Does the World Belong in Libya\’s War? – An FP Discussion | Foreign Policy

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The situation in Libya has again raised the ugly question of war. While we have patiently been waiting for our nation to develop a just and efficient exit strategy in the current wars that we have undertaken the North African … Continue reading

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