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The Seamless Garment must be properly understood

Back in 2007, during the time leading up to the referendum in Portugal that resulted in the legalization of abortion-on-demand up to the tenth week of gestation, members of the pro-life campaign hung up flyers that said: “10 weeks without...

The Seamless Garment must be properly understood
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We haven’t gotten pro-life right

Nine years ago I helped found a pro-life pregnancy center and discovered, in the process, that doing so successfully was very slow going. Through that experience, I gained a very useful personal insight: because saving lives is something worth doing,...

We haven’t gotten pro-life right
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Christ Is Our Peace

“Christ is our peace,” says St. Paul in his Letter to the Ephesians (2:14), but peace eludes us. Our quest to uproot injustice inevitably reveals more deep-seated injustices even while new ones continue to crop up. The problem is sin....

Christ Is Our Peace
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Joe Biden quotes St. Augustine: context

In his inaugural address today, President Joe Biden surprised me by quoting St. Augustine. (I expected him to quote Scripture, which he also did.) Notably, he called him “a saint in my Church,” referring to the Catholic Church. That reference...

Joe Biden quotes St. Augustine: context
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When the US Catholic Church Got “Saved”

Following the 1976 US presidential election, conservative political fundraisers Paul Weyrich, Richard Viguerie, and Terry Dolan saw an opportunity: according to one poll, 70% of “evangelical Christians”—fifty to sixty million people— had not voted.[1] Jimmy Carter snagged the Oval Office...

When the US Catholic Church Got “Saved”
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WPI and Politics and Prudential Issues

Dear Readers, Thank you very much for helping us have a successful 2020. I know it was been a difficult year for many of us, but this year brought the launch of our new podcast (actually two podcasts), some fantastic writing,...

WPI and Politics and Prudential Issues
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Peace Is Achieved in Respectful Conflict

Our world is in need of peace. All around the globe, and especially in the United States, we see the rotten fruits of a society that is not at peace. There is violence in the streets, rage on social media,...

Peace Is Achieved in Respectful Conflict

Contempt is not the way of Christ

Sometime after the 2012 US election, I made a commitment that has continued to inform my conscience and my approach to politics and society ever since: I chose to step away. I was something of a political news junkie for...

Contempt is not the way of Christ