PowerLinks 12.20.13

Poor Catholic ‘Trash’ Stephen Herreid, Aleteia The alliance of political and religious forces pushing back against the welfare state is overdue, and the challenge is enormous. It has also created a new and terrible temptation for the Church. Continue Reading...

Like Grocery Shopping Isn’t Bad Enough, Now You’ll Be Accosted By Obamacare Zealots

President Obama, in a move that highlights exactly how out-of-touch he is with most of America, is recruiting mothers to spread the good news of Obamacare…in the grocery store. In a meeting with “eight moms from around America,” according to a White House pool report, President Obama encouraged the mothers to sing the praises of Obamacare while they’re out shopping at grocery stores. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.19.13

The Twelve Days of Christmas Fr. Hans Jacobse, St. Peter Orthodox Church The traditions only make sense when they have the Gospel as their reference. Virtues lost: How it happened and why we can’t live without them Deirdre McCloskey, ABC Religion and Ethics The case can be made that a flourishing human life must show seven principal virtues. Continue Reading...

Community First! Helping the Homeless Through Community Development

In Austin, Texas, the organization Mobile Loaves & Fishes has started a new program for the homeless: Community First! a village of tiny houses and other small domiciles. Lee Morgan of the New York Daily News reported recently, A life of relative luxury awaits homeless people in Texas with the construction of a new gated neighborhood featuring a garden, drive-in theater and air stream motel. Continue Reading...

The Example of Mandela

Nelson Mandela united a nation in a common identity that binds South Africans, says Garreth Bloor in the first of this week’s Acton Commentaries, without a prerequisite of uniformity of opinion, ideology or ethnic affiliation. Continue Reading...