Matthew Bunson

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Spy Wednesday: Are We Spies for the Darkness?

Today is traditionally called “Spy Wednesday” because this is the day that Judas Iscariot betrayed our Lord to the Sanhedrin. Judas became a spy for the Enemy. He watched Jesus and the Disciples and waited for the moment to betray them all, and...

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The State of the Union: ‘Let Us Build a Culture That Cherishes Innocent Life’

At a memorable spot in the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, President Donald Trump spoke in defense of the nation’s children. “Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life,” he...

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USCCB Meeting Day 2: A Chess Match

An immense amount of suspense surrounded the start of the second day of the Fall Meeting of the USCCB in Baltimore. The U.S. Bishops arrived Monday with the expectation of debating and voting on several planned pillars in confronting the clergy...

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USCCB: Sackcloth, Ashes and a Major Shock

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened its Fall Assembly in Baltimore Monday with an agenda of prayer and deliberations on dealing with bishop accountability in the face of the scandal surrounding former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The...

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2018 Midterms Reflect a Nation Divided

In a reflection of the bitterly polarized and divided electorate, the 2018 midterm elections ended with a divided and polarized government. The Democrats took control of the House of Representatives from the Republicans for the first time since...

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The Kavanaugh Hearing: There Were No Winners

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the nation’s highest court in July 2018, long-time political observers predicted that the confirmation process to find his successor would be charged with bitter...

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The Kavanaugh Hearings: Day Three

From the first moments of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Senate Judiciary Committee has both witnessed and caused a public spectacle.  On day one, the members of the Committee sparred over the...

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The Kavanaugh Hearings: Day Two

The second day of the confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court picked up essentially where they left off on day one. Protesters continued to interrupt the proceedings, the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee...

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The Kavanaugh Hearings: Day One

Given the drama and anguish of the last months in the Church and the country, the average American and certainly the average Catholic might be forgiven for having possibly forgotten about the impending confirmation hearings for the 53-year old...

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An Interview with Msgr. Charles Pope

Matthew Bunson: Monsignor, welcome. Msgr. Pope: Good to be here. Thanks. Matthew Bunson: You are a pastor at Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian here in Washington, D.C., I know. Msgr. Pope: Yeah, right nearby. Matthew Bunson: What is your flock...