In September of this year, US Attorney General William Barr compared the Coronavirus state authorized lockdowns across the nation to American slavery. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn took issue with Barr’s statement: “It is incredible […]
In light of the recent move of the US Embassy for Israel to Jerusalem, Ahern draws from his recent visit to the city to ask what Jerusalem should mean to US Catholics.
It has been a difficult week in my ministry, but an excruciating week for those I love who are vulnerable and targeted because they are alternately documented in this age of Trump. I live and […]
While it is tempting to set Donald Trump up as being the as the Anti-Pope Francis, such a view is both simplistic and dangerous. Such a binary ignores the profound depth of the pope’s message and his continuity with the Catholic-Biblical tradition.
To be blunt, and this may surprise many, the Catholic position does not hold the view that the United States has some divinely appointed role in the world. American exceptionalism, especially when understood in its triumphal form and used as a means to affirm dominance is clearly a social sin and might also be idolatrous
The Christmas season offers Christians a very different model of greatness than the one that is assumed in presidential debates and campaign ads. What model do we choose?