Perhaps in light of the anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, it would be wise to remind ourselves that neither those attacks nor these new ones happened in a social or political vacuum.
Are we certain – or uncertain – in our conviction that these are all isolated incidents? Arrogant or afraid?
You know you’re in trouble when you start to root for the stake.
To rail against the Internet today in 2012 feels much like protesting the printing press or electricity or modern medicine – pointless and self-defeating.
At the end of the day, it is simply impossible to argue that this is a struggle between secularism and faith. Rather, it’s a struggle about what kind of faith we North Carolinians want to live.
The bishops are playing politics here, and it’s the sisters who are staying steady with their orders’ commitment to doing the work they understand themselves to have been divinely assigned.
Last night made it clear that, even if Romney remains the frontrunner, we will need to start thinking about the possibility that Santorum could secure the nomination.
The only thing bigger than their hair is their love for the Lord.
Despite the beautiful images of symbolic unity of Muslims and Christian Egyptian citizens, the current forces of power in Egypt—whether they are the media, military police, or transitional government leaders—still exhibit shameless racism against the Coptic minority.
By creating an image of absolute Evil, numerous groups have been able to define themselves as only and ever Good – an idea has been used to justify great evil itself.