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Blood and God. Israel and Palestine. Since the Jewish state was established in 1948 by the United Nations, it has been marred by conflict. Depending on how one looks at it, Israel has fought in 14 wars over that time. The most recent clash, over President Trump’s establishment of an embassy in Jerusalem, cost the lives of some sixty Palestinians. Israel...
  The second theme of Catholic Social Teaching is Call to Family, Community, and Participation.  Catholic Social Teaching teaches us that the institutions of the family and the community are vital to the health of society and the dignity of humans. The Church teaches that people have the right to participate in society, and seek the common good.  Subsequently, society...
The Catholic Social Teaching is an integral part of the beliefs of the Catholic Church. Encompassing issues of life, family, the environment, poverty, and human rights, the Church’s teachings, known as the seven themes of Catholic social teaching, are intrinsically political, and these teachings endorse a variety of political viewpoints across the ideological spectrum. In this series, we will...
As people are still recovering from the polarized election of 2016, it may be shocking that elections are again on the horizon. If you do not vote in these midterm elections, you will not be in the minority. In the last midterm elections during 2014, voter turnout was 35.9% (in contrast to the 60% turnout rate during the 2016...
The Time is Now: Seventeen lives were lost on Valentines Day in Parkland, Florida where a shooter went inside the school unopposed and was later pinned down by the police. What happened in Florida is another case of the many mass shootings that have occurred in our country. The United States has a long and systematic pattern of gun violence that shows...
“Each day since, we have gone forward with a clear vision and a righteous mission -- to make America great again for all Americans,” the President booms across the Chamber of Commerce. “Over the last year, we have made incredible progress and achieved extraordinary success. We have faced challenges we expected, and others we could never have imagined. We...
On August 11, 2017, a group of white supremacists and neo-Nazi terrorists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia to (supposedly) protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. These protests ended with multiple injuries and the death of one counter-protestor. This violence has reignited the debate over what place (if any) these monuments have in today’s society. I believe...
Read Godfrey's other political commentaries here: Making America Great Again: Trump’s First State of the Union Trump’s Presidency: A Review of the First 100 Days Health Care and the Job of the State Wage Gap or Information Gap? "When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic...

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