Do Social Programs Intrude on ‘Moral Space’? by BENJAMIN WIKER Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:00 AM As I noted in a previous post, the Catholic principle of subsidiarity asserts that “a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the latter of its […]
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Subsidiarity Defined: Downsizing Social Programs by BENJAMIN WIKER Sunday, September 16, 2012 7:15 PM Comments (14) There seems to be a lot of confusion in regard to exactly what the Church teaches about economics. On one side, there are those whose reasoning goes something like this: “The Catholic Church is for poor people, so it […]
Intrinsic Evil and Political Responsibility Is the concept of intrinsic evil helpful to the Catholic voter? http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=11166 M. Cathleen Kaveny | OCTOBER 27, 2008 As the November national elections approach, we need not delve too deeply into Catholic political discussions to realize the importance of the term “intrinsic evil.” The term is used not only in […]
Paul Ryan video for Catholic voters stresses religious freedom :: Catholic News Agency (CNA). Paul Ryan video for Catholic voters stresses religious freedom Washington D.C., Oct 4, 2012 / 02:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan has made a special video message for Catholic voters pledging that religious liberty protections will […]
Think and pray about your vote in upcoming election Much attention was given at the Democratic National Convention held recently in Charlotte, N.C., to the fact that all references to God had been purged from the draft version of the party platform. After outcries of protest from outside as well as within the Democratic Party, […]
Our Opinion: Bishop Paprocki’s election message will divide Justin L. Fowler Bishop Thomas John Paprocki Springfield Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas John Paprocki is no ordinary church leader. He’s an expert on exorcisms, has stature as a canon lawyer and has been a hockey goalie. He added to his local and national notoriety recently with […]
Part-time faculty vote approves union at Duquesne – Timesonline.com: State:. Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 2:28 pm | Updated: 3:01 pm, Fri Sep 21, 2012. Associated Press Ballots counted at the National Labor Relations Board office in Pittsburgh show part-time faculty have approved forming a bargaining unit at Duquesne University. The vote by adjunct professors […]
America The National Catholic Weekly In All Things Our group blog Fr. John Flynn: People’s Priest of the Bronx Posted at: Monday, October 01, 2012 12:24:06 PM Author: Tim Reidy We are pleased to feature this guest blog from David Gonzalez. David is a reporter at The New York Times and a member of America’s […]
MATERIAL WEALTH MUST BE USED FOR THE COMMON GOOD Vatican City, 30 September 2012 (VIS) – At midday today the Holy Father appeared at the balcony overlooking the inner courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered there. The Pope focused his comments on today’s reading from the Gospel […]
Pope to Catholic politicians: seek the common good :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).