Author Archives: Robert Christian

Quote of the Day

Cardinal Donald Wuerl: “Atrocities happen because there are those who commit them and those who simply remain silent.”

Through a Father’s Eyes

“She’s so cute. I mean, all babies are cute, but she is seriously, like, the cutest baby I’ve ever seen.” People tell me how cute or beautiful or totes presh my 16-month old daughter is basically every day we are out and about, and I’ve heard some version of that initial quote about a dozen […]

The Vision of Catholic Social Thought, Solidarity, and Human Rights

A Review of The Vision of Catholic Social Thought: The Virtue of Solidarity and the Praxis of Human Rights by Meghan Clark In The Vision of Catholic Social Thought, Meghan Clark shows a truly exceptional understanding of Catholic Social Teaching—both in her knowledge of the key documents in the tradition and its development and, more […]

The Importance of Caring About Iraqi Christians, But Rejecting Sectarianism

The international community and the United States have responded to the crisis in Iraq, and perhaps thousands of people are escaping imminent death thanks to US airstrikes, but only time will tell if this measured response is sufficient. Thousands are still extremely vulnerable, particularly those Yazidis remaining on Mount Sinjar: There is no other way […]

Fears of Genocide Grow in Iraq

The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) is once again gaining ground in Iraq. As it increases its control of Iraqi territory, it has engaged in mass atrocities and terrorism, while increasingly implementing its totalitarian vision. Kurdish forces have been resisting the Islamic State’s advance, but were forced to pull back in recent days, exposing more […]

Bishop John Wester: Pro-life? Support Medicaid Expansion

Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City has called out those who claim to be pro-life but oppose extending healthcare coverage to those who need it. In affirming the Church’s “Whole Life” approach to the sanctity of life, the bishop has taken a strong stand for human life and dignity by backing Medicaid expansion. He […]

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