PowerLinks 09.10.13

September 10, 2013 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 09.10.13

At Houston lecture, Scalia explores Christian virtues and economic systems Cindy George, Houston Chronicle “While I would not argue that capitalism as an economic system is inherently more Christian than socialism … it does seem to me that capitalism is more dependent on Christianity than socialism is.” Australia has ditched an incompetent Anglican for a Roman Catholic of promise Archbishop Cranmer, Cranmer Not even casting his vote in St Paul’s Anglican Church, Brisbane, could save the dishonoured and dishonourable Kevin Rudd from the wrath of the people – the ultimate judgment in the democratic fray. Continue Reading...

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