Around the Web (Part 2)

Check out these recent articles from around the web:

Real Politics After the Culture Wars by Caleb Bernacchio and Philip de Mahy: “A new approach to politics grounded in local questions should be construed as neither a retreat nor a rejection of the need for evangelization. Party politics must not be conflated with prophetic witness. What is needed is a politics of the common good and the witness of groups such as the Dominicans who can serve as a ‘contrast society.’ It is also important to remember—with St Ignatius—that ‘love ought to be put more in deeds than in words’ and that charity is often the most powerful witness.”

On Planned Parenthood controversy, ‘The New York Times’ swings and whiffs by Jonathan Merritt: “When The New York Times editorial board remained silent for an entire week amid a fierce Planned Parenthood controversy, I looked at my watch and assumed they must be out to lunch. Today, the historic newspaper’s editorial board published a response to the situation and proved that, yes, indeed they are.”

We have a moral obligation on climate change by Archbishop Blase J. Cupich and Gina McCarthy: “The fight against climate change isn’t a sprint — it’s a marathon. But with continued leadership and committed action from the archdiocese, from Chicago, and from congregations and communities across America, we can turn the challenge of climate change into an opportunity to build a cleaner, healthier, more prosperous future.”

Pontifex Economicus by Nathan Schneider: “There is, however, a different sort of economics that helps us see the sense in what Francis proposes—the economics of the commons. This is a tradition that includes the ‘all things in common’ described in the New Testament Book of Acts and the primacy of the common good over private property, upheld from Augustine to modern social teaching.”

Looking Away From Abortion by Ross Douthat: “Those were dead human beings on Richard Selzer’s street 40 years ago, and these are dead human beings being discussed on video today: Human beings that the nice, idealistic medical personnel at Planned Parenthood have spent their careers crushing, evacuating, and carving up for parts. The pro-life sting was sweeping; there are reportedly 10 videos to go. You can turn away. But there will be plenty of chances to look, to see, to know.”

The Cycle is Most Definitely Broken by Edith Avila: “It’s amazing what God does when you surrender your life to the mercy of His love.”

More ways to welcome Francis to the US: Record yourself by Michael O’Loughlin: “In New York, where Francis will visit to address the United Nations and pray at Ground Zero, the local Catholic Charities agency there is urging ‘people of all faiths’ to welcome the pope by recording a short video reciting a passage from the Gospel of Matthew. America’s most famous Catholic, called simply ‘Stephen from New York’ in the video, contributed to the campaign.”

The Anti-Abortion Supermajority: Beyond the Abortion Wars by Artur Rosman with Charles Camosy: “When almost everyone can see the face of someone so marginalized, this is a game-changer. Perhaps it is the reason that Millennials are far more skeptical of abortion than the previous two generations were at their age. They grew up with the profound reality of prenatal children as part of their lives in a way that other generations did not.”