Church leaders: Proposition 106 offers flawed logic, false compassion

Colorado’s bishops say Proposition 106 is simply “illogical.” The state’s suicide rate is the seventh highest in the nation, which led lawmakers to found a prevention commission in 2014 and […]


Homelessness, party-style

I grew up in what you might call a genetically-Democratic family, but one in which partisan heterodoxy was not uncommon. My parents voted for Dwight D. Eisenhower twice, for Richard […]

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‘Do the right thing’: Bringing the Catholic Faith into politics

How does one do the right thing, and more importantly, what is the right thing? This seems to be the dilemma many Catholics are facing during this uncertain political season. […]


The last Puritan statesman and the 2016 conventions

Had I the resources, the one new book I’d give every delegate to the national political conventions meeting later this month is James Traub’s masterful biography, John Quincy Adams: Militant […]

Let’s get political

Sarah Hahn is many things. She’s a runner, a Franciscan University of Steubenville graduate, and the daughter and granddaughter of veterans. However, as a millennial mother of six young children, she was not planning […]


Confessions of an “elitist”

The term “elitist” has been bandied about so promiscuously in this election cycle that it’s become virtually content-free. Yet “elitist” is also being weaponized as a scare-word to prevent legitimate […]


Truth, Love & Politics: A Warning from Popes Francis, Benedict XVI & St. John Paul II

A popular meme has a person exclaiming “Don’t confuse me with the facts – my mind is already made up!” I’ve thought of that a lot during this election cycle […]