Mary Sojka

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To resist Trump, we will be bold

There has always been resistance in the face of hate and oppression. When the ugliness of Jim Crow arose across the American south, black women and …

Feminism

Pro-Life Democrats Ask Their Party to ‘Open the Big Tent’

Ahead of their party’s convention later this month, pro-life Democrats are asking what they call “the party of inclusion” to include them.<p>The pro-life group Democrats for Life of America launched their “Open the Big Tent” campaign Wednesday in an effort to show Democratic Party leaders that many of …

Is Pope Francis Pro-life? The Perplexing Silence of Laudato Si' on Human Overpopulation

A year after the highly anticipated publication of <i>Laudato Si'</i> I continue to ask myself, "Is Pope Francis really pro-life?" That was my first question on reading through his lengthy encyclical letter a year ago. The pope had a fantastic opportunity--from the most visible pulpit in the world--to …

Assad says Aleppo's capture also "victory" for Iranian and Russian allies

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday the regaining of full control of the northern city of Aleppo was a victory for his Russian and Iranian allies as much as his own country.<p>Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stands next to his wife Asma, as he addresses injured …

Middle East

Kellyanne Conway suggests Muslim proposal 'not a complete ban'

But the president-elect’s allies push back on the idea of such a sweeping immigration ban.<p>Donald Trump is stoking speculation that he will move forward with his plan to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States, newly alarming critics even as his advisers attempt to downplay his …

American democracy is being derailed. Can faith be restored? | Richard Wolffe

Not all votes or voters are treated equally – many are thwarted and undermined at every turn<p>Now that the electoral college has formally selected the next president of the United States, it’s worth taking a deep breath and asking: what kind of democracy do we live in?<p>The will of the people ought to …