The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

The Observer

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Nicholas Scotchie, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’24, is a staff writer for the opinions section at The Observer. His articles largely focus on providing commentary on American Catholicism and how it impacts and intertwines with American politics on the national level. He is currently looking into majoring in economics. Other academic interests of his include theology, especially Catholic social teaching. A native New Yorker, when not doing schoolwork or writing for The Observer, other interests of his include reading, following New York area sports, especially the often hapless New York Mets and Giants, and trying to avoid spiritual desolation. 

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Christianity Shouldn’t Be a Political Vehicle

July 8, 2021
Politicians must stop using Christianity merely for political opportunism and actually advocate to improve the lives of God's children.
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The Collapse of American Democracy Will Mirror the Weimar Republic

January 25, 2021
Without drastic reforms that address both the present dangers and their underlying causes, the American republic may be compromised for years to come.
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Black Catholic History Month Should Be More Widely Recognized

November 22, 2020
Black Catholic History Month allows Catholics and non-Catholics alike to recognize the Black community's importance to the faith.
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Amy Coney Barrett Is Not an Ideal Christian Jurist

October 21, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett is only using the veneer of Christianity to hide deeply un-Christian politics and a conservative agenda for the Supreme Court.
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Trump Creates a Schism in the Catholic Church

September 15, 2020
This election has and will continue to deepen fissures across American society, and Catholics will not be left unscathed.
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