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Keep “Tree” In Holiday Tree

As we enter the annual pre-Christmas “War on Christmas” bloviation phase that’s as punctual and predictable as St. Nick himself, it dawned on me that […]

Death with Dignity?

Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the Catholic Church need to stop the fear-mongering so Massachusetts can have an honest debate about physician-assisted suicide.

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Speaking of the Church: Disgraced Former Boston Archbishop Resigns Again

Speaking of the Church: Disgraced Former Boston Archbishop Resigns Position Again. This move makes Cardinal Bernard Law’s second resignation within the Church, this time as […]

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A Call to New Englanders: Please Defend Thanksgiving

My fellow New Englanders, I write today to decry the creep of a certain holiday on a certain other holiday, one with roots right here […]

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Why Are All These 'Respectable' People Abusing Children?

They all seemed so nice, all those respectable people who are now in the news for abusing children or failing to report it. Some on talk radio will surely suggest that the real problem here is that the liberal media is out of control again, all soft and judgmental at the same time, as usual.

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Ron Paul Could Be Your Man, If …

Mr. Paul is essentially a fearless defender of your baby’s freedom to die from Whooping cough because some unvaccinated California goober coughs in your direction on a BART train.

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Mitt Romney Flips, and Mitt Romney Goes

candidates make a pilgrimage to the Palmetto State and engage in a contest to see who can call the most things “socialist.”

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Rick Perry's Posse: Loosely Tethered to Reality

I read the entrails of the last goat I sacrificed. And I can tell you with total confidence, that none of these signs bode well for our country.

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Bostoncatholic.org Crashes, Cardinal O'Malley's List of Abusers Called 'Incomplete'

Bostoncatholic.org Crashes, Cardinal O’Malley’s List of Abusers Called ‘Incomplete’. The Archdiocese of Boston’s website crashed yesterday after Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley took the controversial step […]

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For Rick Perry, It's Not the Heat, It's the Stupidity

Beyond question, being willfully ignorant about science or lacking the ability to tell the difference between what real and what is not does not amount to a handicap when it comes to some jobs. Radio talk show hosting comes to mind.

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The Catholic League Takes Aim at Homosexuals

Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, took out a full-page ad in the New York Times on Monday […]

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The Catholic Church Becomes a Single-issue Voter

There are many issues up for debate in the 2008 Presidential election. There’s the mounting fiscal crisis, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the lack […]

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Winter Hill Gang HQ Goes to God

No, this is not The Onion. This is seriously happening. The Somerville News reports that the former auto body shop-slash-gang command center will soon be […]

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New England: Godless and Loving It

The only time I went to church as a kid was when I wanted to visit my best friend. On the weekends, I’d occasionally tag […]

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Pope Benedict Finally Meets with Abuse Victims

Even before Pope Benedict touched down in Washington on Tuesday, he faced a firestorm of criticism for not stopping in Boston to help area Catholics […]