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By Dr. Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo on March 31st, 2014

The meeting of President Obama with Pope Francis reasserted the reasons that I consider myself a “True Blue Catholic.”  I use the word “true” because as a Doctor of... Read more...

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by James
As a seamless garment (as in whole-life pro-life) Catholic who worked hard with others to win passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and whose organization, Catholics United, has consistently pushed back against right-wing efforts to undermine and demean the Administration’s accommodation of... Read more...
Posted on March 24th, 2014 by James
A friend of mine suggested I drop Denis McDonough, the President's Chief of Staff and proud fellow social justice Catholic, a quick policy briefing on what the president should discuss with Pope Francis. I took a quick stab at it and this is what I came up with. Is there anything I'm missing?To:... Read more...
Posted on March 19th, 2014 by Sue
I was in the grocery store this morning and I happened to run into a friend of mine and we stopped to talk. She told me that she had been visiting her sister, who lives in another state. It happened to be the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of her sister’s parish and their bishop was the... Read more...
Peace Activist Aziz Abu Sarah with a child at a Syrian refugee camp.
Posted on March 13th, 2014 by Jason
I’m someone who considers himself both a consistent life, progressive Catholic, and a proponent of responsibility to protect during times of mass atrocities. I found my friend’s Robert Christian’s recent article urging consistent life proponents to demand action, specifically force, in Syria... Read more...
Posted on March 11th, 2014 by Sue
    All this week I have been aware of the lead up to the honoring of our Church’s consecrated women during National Catholic Sisters Week. As you know, if you read the little description at the bottom of my blog, I am privileged to have been a Dominican sister once upon a time in a... Read more...
Posted on March 6th, 2014 by James
About 30 people from various peace and faith communities in D.C. held an Ash Wednesday Prayer Service of Repentance and Conversion outside the White House. We were also joined by eight new friends from Loyola University in Chicago who are spending a week at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker for... Read more...
Posted on March 5th, 2014 by James
I have to be honest. Mardi Gras is one of my favorite Catholic traditions. Fat Tuesday, the last day before Christians enter the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday, is a day when we allow ourselves to indulge in the pleasures of life. (And for people who don’t know me well, I do like opportunities to... Read more...
Posted on March 4th, 2014 by Sue
   Shakespeare said it, and I paraphrase it. “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when we try to turn open, honest statements by our Papa Francesco into some sort of political, socialist, Marxist, fascist, Muslim, well, you get the drift, nonsense.” It simply defies logic and indicates that... Read more...
Posted on February 25th, 2014 by James
For the first time in a generation, the United States of America has entered into direct diplomatic negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. And despite a well-organized effort opposing rapprochement with Iran, lay American Catholics are making sure diplomacy is first given a chance to... Read more...
Posted on February 25th, 2014 by Sue
      I was actually wondering if I had anything to write about this week, given all the stuff I have had on my own personal plate. Then tonight, I was reliving the joy of our Sunday liturgies and RCIA with my husband at dinner, and something popped into my mind. Yes, our... Read more...

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