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Kevin Clarke is America's chief correspondent and the author of Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out (Liturgical Press).
In All Things
Kevin ClarkeDecember 17, 2009
McClatchy syndicate s Joe Galloway offers a sobering call to disarm on the latest incarnation of health care reform in the United States Following the appalling display by Connecticut s Joe Liebermann and the jaw-dropping turnabout by the DNC s Howard Dean it is hard to argue with his sobering th
In All Things
Kevin ClarkeDecember 15, 2009
The Vatican released excerpts from Pope Benedict s World Day of Peace address for New Year s 2010 Reworking a line from Pope Paul Benedict says If you want to cultivate peace protect creation The quest for peace by people of good will surely become easier if all acknowledge the indivisible
In All Things
Kevin ClarkeDecember 15, 2009
Lest anyone suspect that Afghanistan is the only theater of war that U S strategists need to concern themselves with the recent car bombings in Iraq is a seriously unwelcome reminder that things may not be proceeding altogether well in that front of the late unlamented war on terror An Iraqi Cr
In All Things
Kevin ClarkeDecember 11, 2009
Observers at the Copenhagen climate conference from Caritas Internationalis were pretty underwhelmed by commitments from European states to help poor nations in the developing world mitigate unnatural disasters due to global warming calling the purported new commitments a wind-powered bluff In a
In All Things
Kevin ClarkeDecember 11, 2009
Apparently a thoroughly devastating report on clerical sexual and physical abuse of Irish children and attempts to cover it up by the Irish hierarchy has been gruesome enough to draw an unprecedented response from Pope Benedict XVI Benedict met with senior Irish bishops and high-ranking members of
In All Things
Kevin ClarkeDecember 10, 2009
A Gaza-born resident of the West Bank and Bethlehem University student will not be allowed to complete her college education with just two-months to go before her graduation after the Israeli High Court of Justice accepted the Israeli Defense Forces decision to expel the young woman in October B
In All Things
Kevin ClarkeDecember 09, 2009
Mulling over the Senate s health care reform vote this morning and wondering if I would truly be forced to reject a social reform I have spent my entire adult life supporting I found some consolation and common good sense this morning e-thumbing via iPhone through the New York Times opinion secti
In All Things
Kevin ClarkeDecember 01, 2009
I will freely confess that what I don t know about college football is a lot but even as casual a follower as myself could not pass up a headline purporting to get at the heart of the dilemma of Notre Dame football s continuing decline Here I thought the blame could lie with ND s reluctance to flo
Of Many Things
Kevin ClarkeNovember 30, 2009
Making the move from the Great Plains to the gritty urbanity of New York
In All Things
Kevin ClarkeNovember 25, 2009
The era of blog-chair journalism only grows more pronounced nbsp The Washington Post essentially abandoned the rest of the nation this week closing bureaus in New York Chicago and Los Angeles to concentrate its declining resources closer to home Like a legion of other previously well-bureaued ci