September 8, 2008
The first visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States focused the media on many of the ills plaguing the Catholic Church, from the sexual abuse scandals to the shortage of priests to the shuttering of schools and parishes by cash-starved dioceses. What receives virtually no exposure, by contrast
Latin was discarded; the celebrant about-faced; laymen were permitted to make themselves heard from the sanctuary; choirs were disbanded in favor of community sings. My God, it was beautiful! Or at least it would be, as soon as a few problems were worked out.... By now, however, the evidence indicat
Miguel d'Escoto's vision for the U.N.
Richard H. Tierney and America's foray into politics
Cell A represents pure “socialized medicine” such as the V.A. health system. In that system government performs all of the basic functions listed in the article. Cells A to F represent “social insurance” systems. In these, government performs the financing and risk-pooling fu
What would universal health care look like?
This has been quite a week for American politics—from Denver to the Twin Cities. As you pointed out in your