Objectively my political views lean left in American politics. I have plenty of company among Catholic voters. However, a solid group of the Catholics vote staunchly republican based on two issues: abortion and taxation. Abortion is the high moral ground vote. Taxation tends to be the selfishly motivated vote. Less taxes paid by the upper middle class and wealthy, less services for the lower … Read More The Heretical Voter
A bishop advised his priest to not vote in primary in Minnesota. The stated reason is not that priest should not exercise their vote but that others may become aware of their vote. The latter could cause controversy and attract or push people away from the church? Following that logic as mini priest, for we all are called to live our faith and love … Read More Vote versus Withdraw?
Rusted Anchors[i] “Anchoring or focalism is a term used in psychology to describe the common human tendency to rely too heavily, or “anchor,” on one trait or piece of information when making decisions.”[ii] How many rusted anchors are holding you down from accepting new and contradictory information to previously held assumptions? In a recent NYT article on Donald Trump the author raised the issue … Read More Pax Tecum, Pax Tibi
Donald Trump Divides God’s Voters? An opinion piece in the NY Times had this catchy title.[i] I had a visceral reaction of disgust to this piece as I did the night before watching the GOP political debate (notably absent Trump). I felt as if I was waking up to a news story of a church sacristy being robbed of its vestments and sacred vessels … Read More Imposters