Charitable Giving by Religiousness and Political Leaning

My friend Lew Jan Olowoski (he usually goes by Jan, pronounced “yawn,” in case you’re curious) highlights a fascinating investigation by 20/20 on which groups of Americans give. Here are two highlights I found interesting: Arthur Brooks, the author of “Who Really Cares,” says that “when you look at the data, it turns out the […]

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Fish Heads and All

Today’s first reading was from Genesis 13, and began: “Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold.Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents,so that the land could not support them if they stayed together; their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.“ The priest (the same […]

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Mixed Emotions About the Death Penalty

A friend of mine from Mexico writes the following (warning: part of it is graphic): Hey Joe, you may have read this already, but just in case you haven’t. It speaks volumes: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/secretariat_state/documents/rc_seg-st_doc_20010621_death-penalty_en.html As for my own views… I don’t know what to say, because I can tell you -because you will understand were I’m […]

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