Victory in Ohio Union Case

Via Christina: Labor unions have experienced a court loss, and freedom has triumphed, to a degree, in Ohio. Carol Katter, a Catholic, didn’t want to give money to the pro-abortion NEA. She was told only Seventh-day Adventists and Mennonites could claim exemptions, because of their historic anti-union stance. Catholics, as members of a church that…

The Social Effects of Diversity

John Leo discusses Robert Putnam’s (Bowling Alone) latest research (via Rod Dreher). Putnam’s study reveals that immigration and diversity not only reduce social capital between ethnic groups, but also within the groups themselves. Trust, even for members of one’s own race, is lower, altruism and community cooperation rarer, friendships fewer. The problem isn’t ethnic conflict…

Eucharistic Adoration

Paul McCain (LCMS) links to a video featuring Fr. Stan Fortuna. My Catholic readers will love the video. Protestants will appreciate McCain’s question: “Is this what Christ intended we do with His Supper?” It’s a question rooted in Christ’s command: “Take and eat; this is my body. … Drink from it, all of you.” Lutherans…

Camp Meeting 2.0

It’s summer, and camp meeting season in the Adventist world. My wife and kids left this morning for three weeks in Vermont, which will include a detour to Freeport, Maine, for the Northern New England Conference camp meeting. It’s an old-fashioned affair, with folks staying in tents and meetings under the “big top.” (And there…

Richard McBrien

You’d think a priest would be grateful for folks converting to Catholicism. Not Richard McBrien (whose attitudes I think are typical of liberal academics and curia staff). Carl Olson comments.