John Clark

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A Catholic Perspective on the College Admissions Scandal

When the recent story broke about the widespread college admissions scam, it quickly became clear that there was no shortage of culprits. The parents received the most finger-pointing, and maybe that makes sense. After all, if academic success is...

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Was Saint Joseph Happy?

Saint Joseph, husband to Mary and foster father to Jesus, is the patron saint of a happy death. Perhaps especially for Catholic husbands and fathers, St. Joseph should also be our model for a happy life. The Gospels tell us very little about...

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What St. Patrick Can Still Teach the World

It’s terribly unfortunate when Catholic feast days and holydays become secularized and disconnected from any Christian meaning. Saint Valentine’s Day becomes just “Valentine’s Day,” Easter is somehow about bunnies, and Christmas is about new...

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The Living Wage and Its Critics

After I recently posted a blog called “Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Right About the ‘Living Wage?’”, the Register’s combox, its Facebook page, and other forums quickly filled with hundreds of comments. First of all, I want to thank everyone for...

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Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Right About the “Living Wage?”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can fairly be called a “socialist” for plenty of reasons; her desire to see people paid a living wage, however, is not one of them. Though she has been criticized by some Catholics for even using the term, it might...

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Aren’t Politicians Worried About Hell?

In the past few weeks, a number of states have passed (or attempted to pass) ordinances that allow infanticide. Faced with current regulations like those that allow abortion at 20 weeks, some politicians—including those who claim to be...

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Rash Judgment is Destroying Society

In reaction to the recent encounter in Washington, D.C., between Nathan Phillips and the Catholic high-school student from Kentucky, much of the journalism world—both left- and right-leaning—has exposed itself once again as shamefully biased and...

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What I Saw at the March for Life

I attended my first March for Life when I was about 13 years old, and went pretty regularly for the following three decades. For various reasons, however, I had not been to a March for a few years. This year, I felt called to go back, and I’m...

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Should Catholics Be More Involved In Politics?

Last week, I wrote a blog which noted that political shows were partially responsible for anger between friends, an overall lack of Christian civility, and a lack of serious political principle. Thus, I offered the suggestion that “the best...

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Looking For A New Year’s Resolution? Give Up Politics

A friend of mine owns a plasma TV with the emblem of “FoxNews” burnt into the corner of the screen. In other words, he has spent so much time watching that channel that the television still displays “FoxNews” even when it isn’t on. This got me...