Catholic Position On Religious Liberty Has Changed

To see the Bishops in the Catholic Church of the United States wringing their hands over the term “religious liberty” today, one might conclude it had always been against government involvement in religious matters. The concept of the founding fathers that government would endorse no religion seemed a bad idea to an earlier Catholic Church. …
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Dick Cheney Outs Himself

Last week, the State Legislature in New Jersey passed a bill allowing gay marriage.  It passed by barely a majority, and, the Governor vetoed.  There will be a public vote. Two Republicans voted with the majority.  At least one of the two said he received a call from former Vice President, Dick Cheney, urging him…
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Deliver Us From Evil

This phrase from “The Lord’s Prayer”implies there is a literal Satan.  While the idea of the literal Devil has lost ground in the U. S. over the two centuries, it remains a concept with lots of juice. Having personally abandoned the concept of Satan long ago, it struck me a very odd that a Presidential Candidate, Rick…
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What’s Next For Women?

It was just a few years ago I argued with someone that anti abortion politics would spread to become anti birth control politics.  This person scoffed.  “Birth control is so widespread there is no way politically the small anti birth control believers could get traction.” Anti birth control politics has arrived.  I think this sends a dark…
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This Makes People So Mad When I Say It.

Recently, four young women, students at our local NDSU, were killed in an automobile wreck. People will talk about this for a while.   But, nothing will be done about the 100 lives a day lost in car wrecks in the U. S. One of my interests has been on to measure the value we on put different human…
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