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Eric Giunta is an attorney based in Tallahassee. He can be reached at

He blogs sundry thoughts on theology, philosophy, politics, history, literature, and anything else apt to offend modern sensibilities at Laboravi Sustinens.

Where Peter isn’t, Part I: When popes are infallible, and when they are not
Eric Giunta
February 25, 2021

A common Protestant and secularist canard is that Catholics believe the bishop of Rome enjoys a kind of plenary infallibility, i.e., that Catholics believe the . . .

Did Rome have a bishop before the mid-second century, and does it matter?
Eric Giunta
October 6, 2020

Over at Word on Fire, Joe Heschmeyer has authored an excellent reply to Houston Baptist University’s Jerry Walls‘s “strongest argument against Catholicism . . .

On Baptism, the CDF, Anti-Catholics, and “Magic Words”
Eric Giunta
August 26, 2020

True to form, professional anti-Catholic Bill Harvelle (“Fellow Dying Inmate”) over at Patheos’s “Messy Inspirations” is having a field day over the . . .

The indefectibility of the Church
Eric Giunta
February 12, 2020

Perhaps the most emotionally challenging and political incorrect dogma of Catholic Christianity is that of the visible Church's indefectibility, i.e., her . . .

My last word on the fake "Vatican Pachamama idols" controversy
Eric Giunta
November 8, 2019

Undeterred by historical and anthropological fact, logical reasoning, sound theology, or basic human decency and the demands of Christian charity, the once . . .

No, "Mother Earth" is not "pagan"
Eric Giunta
October 23, 2019

Neo-traditionalist "Catholic" furor over alleged "idolatry" taking in place in Rome in connection with the ongoing Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region . . .

Stop smearing Catholics with lies about Catholic/Jewish history
Eric Giunta
September 25, 2019

Mosaic magazine recently published an interesting essay by Gavin D'Costa, "The New Catholic Zionism." In it, D'Costa, professor of "Catholic" theology at the . . .

Review: "Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion," by Stephen J. Shoemaker
Eric Giunta
September 20, 2019

If you're unfamiliar with the pioneering scholarship of Stephen J. Shoemaker, everything you know about the origins of Christian devotion to Mary, Mother of . . .

"Open borders" and the conservative tradition -- Part I: The Salamanca Scholastics
Eric Giunta
September 14, 2019

"By natural law and the law of nations everyone has the freedom to move wherever they wish, as long as they are not enemies or causing harm." {Domingo de Soto}  . . .

Florida Rep. Mike Hill vs. the gay establishment
Eric Giunta
June 4, 2019

Another day, another round of hypocrisy and manufactured outrage by Florida's political left-wing: In the latest fake upset, a Halloween-coalition of the state . . .

Neal Dunn, North Florida Republican for Congress, tells me why he supports Obamacare
Eric Giunta
December 10, 2015

As a concerned citizen and North Florida voter, I attended the Capital City Republican Club on Dec. 2 to hear candidate Dr. Neal Dunn make his case for why . . .

Florida Democrat lawmakers could get five years in prison for lying about residence
Eric Giunta
July 6, 2013

Almost a half-dozen Democratic state legislators from South Florida are being accused of not residing in the districts they represent. The offense is not . . .

Meet Florida conservatives targeted by Obama's IRS
Eric Giunta
May 15, 2013

Several Florida activists claim they or their organizations are victims of the IRS' gone-wild, anti-conservative harassment campaign – citing everything . . .

Financial gun control: Obama-funded corporations targeting gun sellers
Eric Giunta
April 30, 2013

Corporations close to the Obama administration have implemented policies targeting gun sellers in the months since the Sandy Hook shooting, leading some to . . .

Marijuana legalization bills going up in smoke in Florida . . . this year
Eric Giunta
March 30, 2013

Advocates for medical marijuana legalization are seeing their legislative ambitions go up in smoke, as the fourth week of Florida's 2013 session drew to a . . .

Florida governor's former top attorney withdraws judgeship application after liberal smear campaign
Eric Giunta
March 25, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott's former top attorney has quietly withdrawn his application for a seat on Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal, but only after two . . .

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Nan Rich, Rod Smith tried to gerrymander; blamed GOP for doing same
Eric Giunta
March 20, 2013

Court documents obtained by Sunshine State News show that top Florida Democrats were involved in just the sort of activity they are accusing Republicans of: . . .

Orange County, Fla. to contract with red light camera company embroiled in bribery scandals
Eric Giunta
March 15, 2013

As the Florida Supreme Court prepares to hear at least one challenge to local government implementation of red-light cameras, the Orlando Sentinel reports . . .

Florida's John Mica leading fight against "billions" wasted from 78,000 unused federal properties
Eric Giunta
March 14, 2013

One of Florida's most conservative U.S. congressmen is leading the charge against what he says are billions of dollars wasted by the federal government to . . .

Florida Supreme Court justices gave $30,000 to liberal group opposing conservative colleagues
Eric Giunta
March 8, 2013

In the wake of Gov. Rick Scott's appointment of Alan Forst to the Florida 4th District Court of Appeal, Sunshine State News has discovered that state Supreme . . .

Will Florida Supreme Court make DUI breathalyzers inadmissible?
Eric Giunta
February 7, 2013

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case that could have ramifications for the tens of thousands of drivers who are subjected to . . .

Fla. House Majority Leader: Obama 'playing another shell game' with contraception-abortion mandate
Eric Giunta
February 3, 2013

The Obama administration announced Friday a proposal to broaden religious conscientious objections to the President's controversial contraception . . .

Florida Catholic, Baptist spokesmen weigh in on proposed funeral protest ban
Eric Giunta
January 28, 2013

A bill that would greatly restrict the staging of protests at funerals has passed through the first of several hurdles in the state Senate committee process . . .

Miami-Dade GOP Chair Nelson Diaz to Ron Paulers: I'm no liberal, let's work together
Eric Giunta
January 9, 2013

The weeks following historic electoral gains by the Ron Paul "liberty movement" in the Miami-Dade County GOP have not been smooth ones for new chairman . . .

Ron Paul supporters fail by just two votes to take control of Miami-Dade GOP
Eric Giunta
December 21, 2012

Republican grassroots activists, inspired by the message of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, failed to gain control of the Miami-Dade County GOP . . .

Progressive lobbying groups to new legislators: ignore lobbyists, unless they're leftist
Eric Giunta
December 19, 2012

Two of Florida's most prominent progressive organizations have issued a warning to the Sunshine State's freshmen legislators: ignore and disassociate . . .

Obamacare: tea partiers say, nullify it; Democratic senator says, who cares if it's constitutional?
Eric Giunta
December 5, 2012

An otherwise dry hour-long series of presentations on the federal health-care law ended on a colorful note Monday, as some three dozen tea-party activists, . . .

George LeMieux: I would have beat Nelson, I endorse Lenny Curry, and you haven't seen the last of me
Eric Giunta
November 30, 2012

Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux spoke to Sunshine State News Wednesday, his first interview since Election Day less than a month ago. The Florida . . .

Legalizing marijuana: the conversation in Florida has begun
Eric Giunta
November 27, 2012

Encouraged by anti-prohibition ballot victories in three states Nov. 6, marijuana legalization advocates in the Sunshine State are bringing the fight for . . .

Civil rights experts: Florida universities prime offenders against students' free speech
Eric Giunta
November 14, 2012

Each of the ten public Florida colleges and universities evaluated by a major civil liberties organization has "some policies that could ban or excessively . . .

Tea partiers celebrate victories, say Romney/Ryan ticket was too moderate
Eric Giunta
November 9, 2012

While some are arguing Tuesday night's election returns signaled a repudiation of the conservative "tea party" wave that swept the nation in the years . . .

Did third-party presidential candidates spoil Florida for Romney?
Eric Giunta
November 8, 2012

Florida's final tally isn't in yet, and Romney has lost the presidential election with or without its coveted electoral votes, but spokespersons for the . . .

Author of Federalist Society report on Florida justices: they ARE activists
Eric Giunta
October 31, 2012

In an exclusive interview with Sunshine State News, Professor Elizabeth Price Foley of Florida International University College of Law condemns what she . . .

Meet Bernie DeCastro: his Sheriff's race could result in biggest third-party win in Florida history
Eric Giunta
October 27, 2012

Bernie DeCastro is an ex-convict running for sheriff of Marion County on an obscure third-party ticket; and he might win. That's because the redeemed . . .

Prosecutor Dave Aronberg took $14,000 in donations from clinics his office was investigating
Eric Giunta
October 25, 2012

Palm Beach County state attorney candidate Dave Aronberg — known a year ago as "Florida's drug czar" — received almost $14,000 in campaign . . .

Did justices up for retention invent new workers' compensation law out of thin air?
Eric Giunta
October 21, 2012

Three Florida Supreme Court justices are up for retention on the November ballot, and Sunshine State News is the only source that is examining their . . .

Just how activist are Florida justices Pariente, Lewis, and Quince? A look at vouchers
Eric Giunta
October 18, 2012

With just over three weeks until the Nov. 6 elections, one set of races attracting much state and even national attention is the merit-retention contests of . . .

Is Palm Beach Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher disenfranchising GOP absentee voters?
Eric Giunta
October 13, 2012

Amid reports that Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher sent out some 60,000 faulty absentee ballots, there's one question no one else seems . . .

Florida Supreme Court justices: vote for us on our behavior, not our rulings
Eric Giunta
October 8, 2012

The school billed it as "a forum to educate voters about merit retention and the process by which judges in Florida are selected," but Friday's forum at FSU . . .

Conflict of interest? Unions endorse justices while Florida Supreme Court decides their case
Eric Giunta
October 4, 2012

While prominent lawyers and interest groups around Florida are vociferously condemning organized opposition to the November retention of three of the . . .

Democratic candidate Keith Fitzgerald fires spokeswoman after X-rated, anti-Catholic rants exposed
Eric Giunta
October 2, 2012

On Monday, U.S. congressional candidate Keith Fitzgerald, D-Sarasota, announced the firing of new communications director Ana Maria Rosato barely 90 minutes . . .

U.S. embassy attacks: American foreign policy chickens coming home to roost
Eric Giunta
September 15, 2012

America is shocked and righteously indignant over the murder of United States ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans on Tuesday . . .

Is the Florida Democratic Party victimizing Haitian legislators with political "ethnic cleansing"?
Eric Giunta
September 7, 2012

As two Florida Democratic state representatives contest their recent primary election defeats through the courts, a political consultant from one of the . . .

EXCLUSIVE: Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson: I hope to be a presidential election spoiler
Eric Giunta
August 30, 2012

"I think I'm the next president of the United States, based on the 1.9 million people who have taken the test at And interestingly, I side with . . .

Constitution Party VP Jim Clymer makes his case at Ron Paul fest
Eric Giunta
August 26, 2012

"The Constitution does not need to be scrapped; it needs to be abided by," thundered Jim Clymer, Constitution Party vice presidential candidate and former . . .

Todd Akin "rape" controversy: just so much leftist muddlement
Eric Giunta
August 24, 2012

By now we've all heard the story: A candidate for major federal office has put his foot in his mouth, making a comment that exploited centuries of hateful . . .

Special feature: Ron Paul supporters get ready for pre-convention festivities
Eric Giunta
August 22, 2012

As Republican speakers and delegates gear up for their national convention in Tampa, Aug. 27-30, the party's libertarian faction is getting ready to put its own . . .

Rising star Ted Yoho, "Republican with libertarian slant"
Eric Giunta
August 20, 2012

North Central Florida's new Republican congressional nominee is a self-styled "conservative Christian Republican with a libertarian slant" who plans to take . . .

Why libertarians should back the GOP ticket
Eric Giunta
August 15, 2012

Cries of glee and exultation from much of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's center-right base met the former Massachusetts governor's . . .

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