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As the lawyers and Congress sort out the many issues of great concern regarding Facebook, and as we see increasing misuse of Twitter and other social media platforms to further divide Americans, I urge Catholic-Americans to take this opportunity to evaluate whether America’s common good is better or worse as a result of our penchant […]

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When members of Congress were debating the Affordable Care Act, many Catholics suggested that the Catholic Principle of Subsidiarity was particularly instructive in the ongoing U.S. healthcare debate.   Although mindful of the many relevant Catholic principles involved in the discussions of U.S. Healthcare (e.g., common good, separation of Church and State, life, primacy of […]

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Catholic-Americans who would like to bring their Catholic tradition to the upcoming process of electing our next President of the United States should consider asking questions which reasonably flow from Catholic Social Teachings, particularly in light of Pope Francis’ recent contributions to Catholic Social Teaching.   At the very least, by requiring candidates to answer […]

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The following letter was submitted in response to the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s letter requesting the University of Georgia to Replace Football Chaplains with its Proposed Secular Policy: Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor Freedom From Religion Foundation P.O. Box 750 Madison, WI 53701 Dear Mr. Barker and Ms. Gaylor: I am writing on behalf […]

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As every law student quickly learns, the way one frames a legal issue can go a long way in ensuring that the case is decided in favor of the party which more favorably “frames” the issue in dispute. This principle applies even more so when legal cases implicate societal issues at large as these cases […]

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