Among Catholic Academics, The Social Justice Branch Lives On

What I know about Catholicism is what I read in the press. What I read tells me there are (at least) two competing branches. One is preoccupied with opposition to abortion and gay marriage. The other with economic justice. Reading what is in the press, one can conclude the first has lots of momentum and…
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Anti Abortion And Prohibition, The Twins

Prohibition gives us a window into how the public responds when something it likes is prohibited by religion. The Christian faith was both a force putting prohibition into law and for breaking the law as well. Just as anti abortion politics streams from conservative Catholics and Protestants, the most famous anti alcohol group was the Women’s…
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The Orthodox Branch, Its Social Doctrine

Few know of the Orthodox Church. Yet, it has good Christian credentials . It’s views on the issues of the day reveal a different church. Formerly, the term “Orthodox” referred such institutions as the Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox. I have not followed the mergers and splits of late. Two prominent members in the Trump inner…
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A New Brand Of Christianity Is Growing

Whenever one thinks we have seen every variation of Christianity possible, a new one comes along. Here is one that fits our changing culture. The Independent Network Charismatic, (INC) is a loosely aliened group of “Christian Entrepreneurs”. They believe in super natural miracles and divine intervention. Their goal is to capture the “seven mountains of…
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Catholic Birth Control At The Border

I’ve always admired the Catholic work done from the Mexican border and south. At least the work I know of. This was the world of Pope Francis. Now at least one priest is handing out contraception to women making the dangerous crossing from Mexico into the U. S. He does this because these women raped…
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