First Links—6.30.15

Thanks for Everything, Justice Kennedy
Matthew J. Franck, Public Discourse

Archbishop Kurtz on Same Sex Marriage Ruling, and Where the Church Goes from Here
Joseph Kurtz, Our Sunday Visitor

A North Dakota Oil Boom Goes Bust
Mara Van Ells, The Atlantic

The ACLU Abandons Support of Religious Freedom
Daniel Allott, Washington Examiner

As the Culture Shifts on Marriage, Evangelicals Stand Firm
Russell Moore, National Review

Antonin Scalia as the Measure of How Far We Have to Go
Edward Peters, In the Light of the Law

First Links—6.29.15

Why the Church Should Neither Cave Nor Panic About the Gay Marriage Decision.
Russell Moore, Washington Post

How to Protect Your Ministry from Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Lawsuits.
The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

The Moral Case for Gentrification
Stephen Bayley, The Spectator

Judicial Activism on Marriage isn't the End—Here's What to Do Now.
Ryan T. Anderson, The Boston Globe

Supreme Court Decision On Marriage “A Tragic Error” 
Joseph Kurtz, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Christus Rex

As the dust settles and the role that conscientious dissenters will have in our New Society is made clearer, we who pray “Thy kingdom come” need not be afraid. What is new is the unfortunate . . . . Continue Reading »

Forgetting God

Laudato Si, last week’s encyclical from Pope Francis, seeks to address a plethora of problems in the modern world—predominately focusing on environmental issues, distributive justice, and . . . . Continue Reading »