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DEBATE/ Conservatives, America, and Natural Law

There is a need for more conservatives publicly witnessing that humans are wired to know and freely choose truth, and that this has implications for the political order. By SAMUEL GREGG
11/30/2014
Samuel Gregg

REPUBLICAN TSUNAMI/ Dcn Fournier: We Need a Morally Coherent Presidential Candidate

Dcn KEITH FOURNIER comments on the midterm election in the light of the incoming presidential campaign, and lists his criteria for the choice of a morally coherent presidential candidate
11/10/2014
Keith Fournier

US/ M. S. Winters: The Midterm Tsunami

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS (National Catholic Reporter) analyses the overall results and the consequences of the midterm elections which are very negative for President Obama and the Democrats
11/6/2014
Editors

MIDDLE EAST/ Winters: Congress, Obama and ISIS

The vote in the House does not start the US down a clear path to any kind of victory. But, it is a step forward, and we should not be afraid to walk down this path. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
9/22/2014
Michael Sean Winters

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE/ Why gay people don’t feel much like exercising their ‘right’ to marry

The introduction of same-sex marriage has stripped civil marriage of its intrinsic meaning for everyone, gay or heterosexual couples, as statistics are demonstrating. By AUSTEN IVEREIGH
9/10/2014
Austen Ivereigh

UK/ Catholic bishops urge Scots to vote in independence referendum

CATHOLIC VOICES report on the messages where the Archbishops of Glasgow and of Edinburgh have stressed both the freedom of conscience, as well as the civic duty to engage in the referendum
9/3/2014
Editors

UK/ Help To Build...Voter Support by 2015

British voters have increasingly named housing as the top concern deciding their vote for 2015. ResPublica's LORENA PAPAMANCI responds to Labour's new housing strategy
8/30/2014
Lorena Papamanci

IRAQ/ Winters: The Execution of James Foley

These brave journalists, as James Foley, who cover war zones perform an essential task by forcing us to face the cruelties in the world. Shame on us if we look away. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
8/24/2014
Michael Sean Winters

MIDDLE EAST/ Leah Shakdiel: Disintegration of Israeli Society into Racism and Apartheid

In this interview with Terrasanta.net, LEAH SHAKDIEL, a Zionist and militant for the rights of the Palestinians, urges an opposition to the increase of violence also on the side of Israel
8/20/2014
Manuela Borraccino

WESTERN POLICY/ Winters:The Mideast Crises & Morality

Israel and the West need to be as clever at creating peace as they are at fighting wars and remember that the costs of war are always greater than the costs of peace. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
8/9/2014
Michael Sean Winters

WORLD WAR I/ Winters: War, Then & Now

People who lived through World War I could not imagine that statesmen in the future would fail to grasp the necessity of avoiding war. A hope that proved illusory. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
7/30/2014
Michael Sean Winters

UK/ Assisted suicide: the red flags from abroad

Lord Falconer’s bill leaves it to doctors to decide about patients’ eligibility for physician-assisted suicide, despite negative experiences in Belgium and the Netherlands. By GREG DALY
7/18/2014
Gregory Daly

NIGERIA/ Father Zerai: Boko Haram hates Christians because they educate

In this interview Fr. MUSSIE ZERAI explains the strategy of the kidnappings by Boko Haram in Nigeria, which aims to subdue the population by striking schools, and how the West can respond
7/7/2014
Mussie Zerai

SCOTUS/ Winters: About the Hobby Lobby Decision

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on the Hobby Lobby case and points out the risk that the Supreme Court's decision, while protecting religious freedom, entails the privatization of religion
7/5/2014
Michael Sean Winters

HOBBY LOBBY/A Decision Upholding American Ideals of Freedom

The Supreme Court decision on the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases rests on an important part of the American experience: the defense of religious freedom. Sr. MARY ANN WALSH
7/3/2014
Mary Ann Walsh

THE GUILDFORD FOUR/ Waters: They too were victims of the IRA bombs

It was inevitable that Paul Hill’s response to the death of Gerry Conlon would be misunderstood, but he was seeking identification with the dead victims of the IRA bombs. By JOHN WATERS
6/25/2014
John Waters

THAILAND/ Where does the ultimate source of legitimacy come from?

The military coup in Thailand and its endorsement by the Thai king calls into question the problem of legitimacy and justification of power in the modern world. By FRANCESCO SISCI
6/22/2014
Francesco Sisci

IRAQ/ A USCCB letter to Ambassador Susan E. Rice, National Security Advisor

A letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace to Ambassador Susan Rice demands humanitarian assistance from the U.S. for Iraq
6/20/2014
Editors

UK/ Why the backers of assisted dying keep trying

Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill is the fourth attempt to legalise assisted suicide in Britain. If passed, it would endanger vulnerable individuals with terminal illness. By MEGAN HODDER
6/17/2014
Megan Hodder

IRAQ/ Winters: The US should focus on small victories in the ongoing Iraq crisis

As to MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS the British-created myth of a united Iraq died this week. U.S. policy should aim to stop the killing. That may be the only thing we can reasonably hope to achieve
6/16/2014
Michael Sean Winters
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