Catholic in America

Keeping an eye on the culture from a Catholic perspective

First they came for the kosher butchers

On July 28, TIME recalled: “Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals in 2014, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives.” The controversy is continuing throughout a half-dozen European nations that have already prohibited kosher and halal slaughtering of animals. In spite of the fact kosher and halal…

Politics and misrepresentation over ‘conversion therapy’

Al Kresta

Politics organizes our common civic life together. In contrast, the sciences figure out how the material universe works. Questions about evolution, global warming, the cause of dinosaur extinction (I’m told it wasn’t smoking or drinking but perhaps some other lifestyle issue) or whether homosexuals can be “converted” into heterosexuals are scientific, not political or theological,…