Jay Carney and Claire Shipman may be the classic Washington “power couple,” but the Soviet propaganda posters hanging in the family kitchen gives the appearance they are sleeping with the enemy.
The mere fact of marriage will change behavior and policy imperatives for women, especially when there are kids involved.
Mobster John Gotti is not my usual source for biblical commentary or moral counsel, but I recently came across one of his quotes: “I never lie because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid.” His quote is spot on when it comes to the prohibition against bearing false witness.
Pope Francis has caused a lot of huffing and puffing from guys like radio host Rush Limbaugh for his comments about capitalism. I think folks on both the left and the right don’t appreciate the extent of the pope’s experience with crony capitalism in Argentina.
The love of money does create all sorts of evil, but not all evil. Money itself is just so many pieces of paper.
If, in fact, the attacks on Christian culture have risen to the point where the mere name is something to be avoided, then we are on the verge of a new persecution. And I say, bring it on. I have read the Book and I know who wins.
Government involvement in the parent-child relationship shows how law and politics are intruding into family life. It makes you wonder how “Honor thy father and mother” was replaced by “It takes a village.”
Patrick didn’t confront the culture or the civil order. No “imposing his values.” No laws forcing people to be Christian. He made Ireland Christian by the power of his message and his incorporation of the familiar into Christianity.
Ash Wednesday is here, the beginning of Lent. This time of penance in preparation for Easter is often outshined by the pre-Lent festivities such as Fat Tuesday with paczkis or Mardi Gras. But Lent doesn’t mean much to people who have lost the whole idea of sin.
Now that Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed the Arizona Religious Freedom Bill, the fight between the “rights” of some folks to marry and of some others to religious freedom is just getting started.