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Ronald Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, award-wining author and TV/radio commentator. His columns are carried in over forty newspapers and online publications including USA Today, Forbes, The Daily Caller, Orange County Register, Dallas News and Panama City News Herald.


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Pope opens up on marriage, divorce

After directing the focus of the Catholic Church away from gay marriage, and saying even atheists who do good deeds can go to heaven, Pope Francis has now decided to lighten up on divorce. He granted more leeway for clergy to give Holy Communion to divorced people. This is evidence that the Catholic Church, under a liberal pope, is wrestling internally to evolve its moral teachings.

Full disclosure: My wife is very Catholic (I think she is a Shiite Catholic), which makes me either biased or objective. I'm truly not sure which. And, in further disclosure, I lean toward taking my annual Communion at Rosemary Beach Church or the Buckhead Episcopal churches because they offer extensive wine lists. No one can better pair the right wines with Kashi Grain sea salt crackers than an Episcopal priest.

Divorce can be good for Christian kids who want to celebrate two Christmases every year. But the Catholic Church has historically taken a firm stand against it, doing all it can...full column text

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Columns by Ronald Hart. Ron grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal. His columns reflect a rare combination of Southern libertarian views and humor. They have been described as "Lewis Grizzard meets P.J. O'Rourke with a dash of Will Roger's horse sense". His columns are carried by 30 newspapers with a total weekly circulation of approximately 1 million readers.