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Politics & SocietyShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
The Catholic partisan divide provides an opportunity for the church to model proper civic behavior.
This combo image shows President Joe Biden, left, Jan. 5, 2024 and Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, right, on Jan. 19, 2024. (AP Photo, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
When applied to political leaders, the language of “inevitability” and “invincibility” is profoundly dangerous. It also violates the teaching of the the Gospel that God has given us free will.
In addition to Colorado and Maine, officials in at least 10 other states may soon try to disqualify Mr. Trump, seen here speaking in front of a row of American flags. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Politics & SocietyExplainer
John Davenport
Colorado and Maine have forced the U.S. Supreme Court to make a quick decision on whether Donald J. Trump can be removed from the ballot for having encouraged an ”insurrection.”
FaithFaith and Reason
Thomas P. Rausch
With an important election coming in 2024, white Christian nationalism is emerging as a serious threat to our democracy.
Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
When it came to proposals to ban certain types of medical or surgical gender reassignment procedures for minors who identify as transgender, Christie and DeSantis, the two Catholic candidates on the stage, took different approaches.
Chalk drawing of stick figures wearing blue and red shirts and arguing with each other(iStock/wildpixel)
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Many of us go back and forth between ignoring politics and getting angry about it. You will feel better, and be a better citizen, if you are more disciplined about your attention.