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The Church and the end of the welfare state

Throughout the post-Vatican II years, the U.S. bishops’ conference has typically defended the welfare state and not infrequently urged its expansion. Everyone familiar with the situation knows that this has […]

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The Resurrection: God’s love is stronger than death

This week began for me with joyous celebration. On Wednesday, July 18, I was installed as the fifth archbishop, and eighth bishop, of the Archdiocese of Denver. The celebration began […]

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The war on (little) women and other insanities

The Supreme Court’s minor mistakes have few systemic consequences. But when the Supremes make a big mistake, the error tends to seep throughout the entire political process, poisoning everything in […]

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Religious liberty and its contemporary enemies

Independence Day concludes the Fortnight for Freedom mandated by the U.S. bishops, a two-week period of reflection and prayer on the defense of religious liberty that began on the vigil […]