Easter greetings from Catholic Democrats

Easter is a season of hope and unity, at a time of deep divisions in Washington and across the country. At a time when much of the criticism of the Affordable Care Act has proven to be purely ideological diatribe, we can rejoice in the gift of healing being extended to more Americans than ever. more »


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Committed Catholic Stephen Colbert is set to move from Comedy Central to a plum post in late-night television when he assumes the chair of David Letterman at 11:30pm on CBS. Rush Limbaugh predictably labelled Colbert's ascendance as "a war on the American Heartland." more »

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Please Read: US Catholic Bishops' "Faithful Citizenship"

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"He gave us strength in time of trouble, wisdom in time of uncertainty, and sharing in time of happiness. He will always be by our side...[May he] be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. Those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world. As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, to those he touched and who sought to touch him:

Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not."

Sen Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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"Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will be met.

"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

"On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics."

Inaugural Address, President Obama


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