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Alabama Proposes to Eliminate Marriage Licenses

I have long wondered how we got to the point where the state “authorizes” a cleric to perform a marriage.  For many, marriage has a religious connotation – for many Christians, it is either sacramental in nature or a sacrament itself. For others, marriage is a contractual relationship between two people.  Historically, this was primarily… Read more »

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My Catholic Faith and My Politics

Prior to attending the University of St. Thomas in Houston, I knew very little about the Catholic faith.  I recall the first time I met someone I knew to be Catholic in elementary school, and wondered “If they’re Roman, how did they get here?”  My knowledge of Catholicism didn’t expand much beyond that point through… Read more »