Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Catholic

Marco Rubio says faith the “single greatest influence in my life”

in 2017/Top Headlines by

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio promised to keep “talking about God” as he campaigned across Iowa Monday, reminding influential evangelical voters of his commitment to Christian values just two weeks before the state’s leadoff caucuses. The Florida senator’s GOP rivals have dismissed him as too moderate at times, but on Monday, he spoke of how Christian conservative values would guide his decisions in the White House, if he is elected. The Florida senator, a Catholic, opened up about religion when…

Keep Reading

Ben Carson: Seventh-day Adventism is right for him

in 2017/Top Headlines by

As his surge in heavily evangelical Iowa puts a spotlight on his faith, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is opening up about his membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He embraces it as right for him while also framing his beliefs in broad terms that aim to transcend divisions among Christians. In an interview with The Associated Press, days after GOP rival Donald Trump criticized Carson’s church, the retired neurosurgeon said his relationship with God was “the most important aspect.…

Keep Reading

Ben Pollara: Draft the Pope, my wild ride

in 2017/Top Headlines by

Steve Schale’s recent Context Florida piece on his whirlwind experience with the Draft Biden movement inspired me to write my own, similar piece. This is obviously satire, and I expect my colleague Steve to take it with his usual good sense of humor. – Ben  For me, it started when I first saw the plumes of white smoke rise from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. I’m not a religious guy, but I come from Italian Catholic stock and so…

Keep Reading

For GOP candidates, better to be with pope than against him

in 2017/Top Headlines by

To some Republican presidential candidates, it’s better to be with the popular pope than against him. Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have deep policy differences with Pope Francis, but the senators will break off campaign travel to attend his address to Congress this month, a centerpiece of his eagerly anticipated visit to the United States. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a devout Catholic, will attend Mass with Francis in Washington. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, another Catholic candidate,…

Keep Reading

Today on Context Florida: Innovation, Thomas G. Wenski and Antonin Scalia losing his mind

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

Today on Context Florida: Florida’s future depends on innovation, says Dale Brill, to address threats, including rising sea levels, the effect of nitrogen cycles, ocean acidification and more. If solutions to these challenges are to find their genesis in Florida, a commitment to innovation is necessary to fully transition state and local economies that compete for investment capital, skilled workforce and overlapping targeted industries. For Florida to emerge as a vibrant innovation system viewed as globally competitive, increased investments in the…

Keep Reading

Today on Context Florida: Pope Francis saves the world, Donald Trump and the phony ‘tax-cut tour’

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

Today on Context Florida: Pope Francis’s encyclical on saving the world — “our common home” — from what we are doing to it is a powerful appeal to everyone, not just to those who belong to the church he leads. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism — the denomination of Martin Dyckman — praised Francis for having “shone a Catholic spotlight on an issue of importance to people of all faiths and no faith around the world. …” Regrettably, there…

Keep Reading

Go to Top