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Barb was a truly good soul and, if any testimony was needed to that fact, this is it.

Rooster Rush -- You clearly did not read my post that included several examples of ways in which the Church has changed. There are only two infallible dogmas. The ways in which we handle annulments/divorce and treat gay folks are matters of church discipline and teaching, which may be revi…

Cardinal Burke has trumpeted his absolute belief in whatever the popes have said -- until he disagrees with them. As soon as a pope shows some empathy for real people and wishes to emphasize mercy, forgiveness, and listening, Burke suddenly assumes the mantle of, well, papal authority. What …

As usual, Lowry presents his twisted tale without much insight into the full scope of the truth. The ACA has been a boon for families who can keep their 20s children on their insurance, for children with pre-existing conditions, for the hundreds of thousands of people who now have insurance …

greatgeneration commented on Walker’s book has sold 7,200 copies so far

Actually, having worked in publishing for two decades, I know that 7,200 copies sold in a first month would actually be rather pathetic, especially given the profile of the subject -- a sitting Governor with presidential aspirations. Given that Walker never finished college, I hope his ghost…

Burke has been divisive ever since he was made bishop in La Crosse. He genuinely believes that he has a grip on true Catholicism and that only a tiny remnant are true Catholics -- just the ones who abide with his narrow ideology. He's a bright fellow, but terribly cramped. I'm not sure what…

Mr. Ambrose needs to read the entire document. The Pope is critiquing unfettered capitalism, something that even GOP President Teddy Roosevelt did. He is also criticizing the growing inequities that are tearing apart our culture. Here's what he says, "While the earnings of a minority ar…

In his recent encyclical, Pope Francis "comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable." I hope that Paul Ryan and the other ultra rightist Catholic legislators read and take seriously what Pope Francis says when they attempt to cut billions of dollars from food assistance pro…

His encyclical "comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable." I hope that Paul Ryan and the other ultra rightist Catholic legislators read and take seriously what Pope Francis says when they cut billions of dollars from food assistance programs -- most of which goes to the …

You speak to our deep sense of loss eloquently. Amidst the sadness, we can be thankful for our canine companions -- your article is a good reminder for Thanksgiving.