Anderson: What Went Right on Tuesday

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I’m no expert when it comes to analysis of political trends, party politics, or electoral strategy. But Tuesday’s election seems noteworthy on a couple of points. And as we’ll see, certain Catholic bishops may have played a central role.First, this election was decidedly not an . . . . Continue Reading »

Anderson: Marriage Ruling in New Jersey

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Yesterday’s Lewis v. Harris ruling by the New Jersey State Supreme Court is truly unfortunate. In a 4-3 split decision, all seven justices cited the state’s efforts to end discrimination based upon sexual orientation against individuals to defend their decision to extend the equal . . . . Continue Reading »

Anderson: An Archbishop Speaks Out

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It is always encouraging to see episcopal leadership on the important questions of our day. Particularly heartening is the courage of those bishops who eschew the lie of the naked public square. Catholic archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, New Jersey, is one of these Christian leaders. And in . . . . Continue Reading »

Anderson: Majority Action Ads

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From the "I can’t believe my eyes and ears" file:A group called Majority Action ¯which describes itself as being "led by veteran Democratic activists and [having] a leadership board that consists of prominent political figures, including several former Members of Congress, . . . . Continue Reading »

Anderson: Read This Ad

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“So,” asked Father Neuhaus, “why don’t they take out an ad in First Things ?” I explained that the deadline for applications is November 15, and I had just found out about it, and it wouldn’t do any good to have an ad in the December issue. Father looked . . . . Continue Reading »

Anderson: The Family vs. the State

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Last month, Britain’s Telegraph ran stories telling of two elderly sisters who brought the British government before the European Court of Human Rights. The sisters, both in their eighties, lived and worked on their family farm all their lives, caring for their parents and aunts as they grew . . . . Continue Reading »

Anderson: Benedict, Islam, Faith, and Reason

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Death threats issued to Pope Benedict XVI, Muslims burning the Pope in effigy, promises to conquer Rome and slit the throats of Christians, at least seven churches in the region of Palestine torched, a nun murdered in front of a children’s hospital in Somalia, claims of Benedict participating in . . . . Continue Reading »