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Christine Flowers

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Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Columnist Christine Flowers: Whenever a Catholic runs or is nominated for public office, he or she has to endure a now-familiar vetting process revolving around one thing: abortion rights. → Read More

Catholic priest had every right to deny Joe Biden communion over abortion views

If you don’t want us telling you how to write your laws, don’t tell us how to manage our sacraments. → Read More

President Trump shouldn’t use the word ‘lynching’ because he’s white

Some words have profound historical meaning, which must be respected. → Read More

Christine M. Flowers: I’ve had enough: I’m done with the Republican Party

With so much happening in the world, you probably don’t want to read about my own personal dark night of the soul.But at the risk of sounding narciss → Read More

I’ve had enough: I’m done with the Republican Party

Following news from Syria, columnist Christine Flowers switches her voter registration. → Read More

I’ve had enough: I’m done with the Republican Party

Following news from Syria, columnist Christine Flowers switches her voter registration. → Read More

City Hall should be ashamed of raising Chinese flag in the name of diversity

Raising the flag of a brutal totalitarian regime does not honor the immigrants whose parents and grandparents were brutalized by the government it represents. → Read More

The UN did not steal Greta Thunberg’s childhood

Greta Thunberg is a potential Nobel Peace Prize winner -- and a political pawn. → Read More

Charles Chaput’s quiet kindness will be missed in Philadelphia

Chaput had to make tough decisions to keep the Archdiocese of Philadelphia afloat, while enduring negative press — but that's not all there is to him. → Read More

Christine Flowers | Remembering loved ones lost to suicide

I never met my great-grandfather, although I’ve seen pictures of him. The one I treasure most is a family photo, similar to those images on an commercial, where he is sitting with his … → Read More

Remembering loved ones lost during Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, although anyone who has been touched by the tragedy will tell you there is no moment in their lives when they are not aware of its consequences. → Read More

The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings still offer a warning one year later

The hearings dropped a bomb on American social psychology and created a tectonic divide. → Read More

Christine Flowers: A cruel & unusual punishment that targets sick kids

This week, a rule that the Trump administration put into place earlier this month became public, and it was a bombshell: children with serious diseases like cancer and cystic fibrosis → Read More

Bret Stephens reveals he’s a snowflake

If the worst thing I got called online was “bedbug,” I’d be like Sally Field at the Oscars: “You like me, you really like me.” → Read More

Christine Flowers: Echoes from an afternoon of bullets in Philadelphia

My first inkling that something was wrong came while I was watching an interview on CNN between Wolf Blitzer and Kamala Harris. She had just gotten to the part about → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes were serious, and so is suicide

The death of a man who was credibly alleged to have trafficked hundreds of young women, and to have committed rape, felt almost cathartic. But that doesn't justify flippant attitudes toward his apparent suicide. → Read More

Chris Cuomo should chill out. ‘Fredo’ is not a racial slur against Italians.

Caught on video: The CNN anchor's profanity-laced reaction when someone referred to him as "The Godfather" character. → Read More

Even if mental health is not a top gun violence risk, it demands attention

While most people with mental illness aren't violent, expanding mental health support can only help Americans. It just doesn't fit the rising "guns-and-racism" narrative on shootings. → Read More

Amy Klobuchar’s take that not all Trump voters are racist was a pleasant surprise

Klobuchar thinks Trump is a racist. But she has the decency not to accuse her fellow Americans of bigotry simply because of some political differences. → Read More

Christine Flowers: Baltimore does not deserve Trump's scorn

They always say you never forget your first love. He, or she, or that puppy you found under the Christmas tree at age 3, occupies a spot in the deepest → Read More