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Matt Malone, S.J., is the President and Editor in Chief of America Media.
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.August 24, 2008
The moment Barack Obama chose a Catholic Joe Biden as his running mate it was inevitable that the press and others would raise questions about communion and abortion Readers will recall that in 2004 some bishops refused to admit John Kerry to communion in light of his pro-choice votes Senator
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.August 23, 2008
Now it rsquo s John McCain rsquo s turn How will Senator Obama rsquo s pick of fellow Senator Joe Biden affect McCain rsquo s choice of a running mate Here rsquo s one thought This is a change election Obama seemed to understand that from day one positioning himself as the change agent who can
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.May 26, 2008
On April 4, 1968, just hours before Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tenn., Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign made a stop in Muncie, Ind. He wanted to talk to the 9,000 students who had assembled in the gymnasium at Ball State University about the meaning of life. “W
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.April 08, 2008
N T Wright one of the greatest and certainly most prolific Bible scholars in the world has touched a nerve with his new book Surprised by Hope Rethinking Heaven the Resurrection and the Mission of the Church What happens when we die How should we think about heaven hell purgatory an
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.April 03, 2008
Are Democrats deciding to end the race for their party s presidential nomination For the first time Senator Barack Obama has overtaken Senator Hillary Clinton in a poll of Pennsylvania primary voters Obama now leads Clinton by two points in a new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling an opin
Matt Malone, S.J.March 24, 2008

Part VI: An Unnecessary War

Part VII: Peacefield

In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.March 16, 2008
Tom Hooper the director of the new HBO miniseries John Adams is in love with his subject at least as much as David McCullough showed himself to be in his bestselling book of the same title Not a scene of the seven-part miniseries debuting tonight on HBO takes place without Adams or his wi
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.March 04, 2008
Just when you thought the Texas prima-caucus system could not get any more complicated Anecdotal evidence and some early exit polls indicate that large numbers of Republicans are voting in the Democratic primary in Texas today presumably for Obama This mixes things up quite a bit because anyone w
In All Things
Matt Malone, S.J.February 26, 2008
Does anyone really think that it would have been better to have Richard Nixon rather than John Kennedy managing the Cuban Missile Crisis or Stephen Douglas rather than Lincoln confronting the crisis of secession Yet if the American people had made their choices for president in 1960 and 1860 based
Matt Malone, S.J.February 11, 2008

This article was supposed to have been a post-mortem analysis of the 2008 presidential primary season. At least that’s what I thought I would write when I first proposed it. But that was back in the halcyon days of another era (exactly six weeks ago), when our understanding of American politics