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FBI vs Apple: Why It Matters to You

Fr. Joel Society Today

Apple Refuses to Unlock Terrorist’s iPhone, reads the headline. Headlines have a way of confusing the truth. The iPhone in question belonged to Syed Farook, one of the perpetrator of the San Bernardino shooting. The FBI has his iPhone and wants to see what’s inside. Apple already provided them technical assistance and the contents of an iCloud backup. But Apple …

God and Government II (Homily for the 31st Sunday)

Fr. Joel Church meets World, Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeGod and Government, Part II (16:56) Ordinary Time, 31st Sunday. There are three particularly important and troubling issues this election season: 1) Same-Sex Marriage: God has made our human nature in such a way that men and women are capable of physical union, …

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God and Government (Homily for the 30th Sunday)

Fr. Joel Church meets World, Homilies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeGod and Government (14:45) Ordinary Time, 30th Sunday. Human beings naturally create government to promote harmony and happiness. We have seen from history that a government must respect the laws of Nature (what the Church calls “natural law”). Human beings have a human …

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Church a Source of Unity in a Divisive Climate

Fr. Joel Church meets World

In an unexpected moment of unity during the National Conventions, the same clergyman gave the closing Benediction at both the RNC and the DNC. It was Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Perhaps only the Catholic Church is truly broad enough and deep enough to be a presence at both conventions while keeping its stance on issues. In recent …