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Religion in US Politics Religion in US Politics
Religion has long been a staple of American politics. At the national level politicians have continually evoked religious themes, whether addressing foreign policy, social,...

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The Catholic Church in US Politics The Catholic Church in US Politics
With nearly a quarter of citizens of the United States professing to be Catholic, the Catholic Church has continued and expanded efforts to shape both the opinions of...

Seanomalley

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, in a Homily on Forgiveness and the Culture of Death Following the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings

April 21, 2013
Forgiveness does not mean that we do not realize the heinousness of the crime. But in our own hearts when we are unable to forgive we make ourselves a victim of our own hatred. Obviously as a Catholic I oppose the death penalty, which I think is one further manifestation of the culture of death in our midst.

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Sean O'Malley Sean O'Malley
Seán Cardinal O'Malley is the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston and a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. He also stands as an honorary chaplain of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Previously, he had served as bishop of Palm...