The Common Good

Weekly Roundup: In Which We Try To Not Talk About The Government Shutdown

Source: US Catholic
Date: October 11, 2013

Let's get this out of the way. The government is still shut down. But let's talk about some of the other things that happened this week. This is your weekly roundup.

For example, Supreme Court Justice and somewhat famous Catholic Antonin Scalia gave a rather extensive interview with NY Magazine that was published this week. Topics up for discussion: the pope, originalism, the devil, and the gays. Read some excerpts from the interview here.

Another response of some religious groups to the crisis-that-shall-not-be-named has been a "faithful filibuster." A small group of faith leaders gathered outside the Capitol and read 2,000 verses from the Bible that mention the poor and vulnerable.