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Stepping Out of the Boat

Matthew 14:29

The title of this blog is a reference to Matthew 14:29, where Jesus invited Peter to step from the boat and trust in the Lord. My observations on this blog are designed to respond to this challenge, and to offer a vision of how Catholics can proclaim the Gospel in the public square.

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Some Post-Election Thoughts

We have just been through a bruising and difficult election. In some cases, elections are still being contested and finalized. But now that the dust has mostly settled, I think it’s a good time to offer some post-election thoughts – my amateur political analysis and some glimpses into the future. The President Lost Because HeContinue reading “Some Post-Election Thoughts”

Words of Wisdom About Elections

Every four years, we hear people say that “this is the most important election of our lifetime”. Those people have short memories. While our nation is politically polarized and emotions run high now, I would remind people of the two Civil War elections, 1860 and 1864. In both of those years, Abraham Lincoln was electedContinue reading “Words of Wisdom About Elections”


About Me

I am a life-long New Yorker, a graduate of Columbia College and Harvard Law School, and a former state and federal prosecutor. I am currently the Director of Public Policy and the Director of Safe Environment at the Archdiocese of New York. All opinions here are mine, and mine alone, and do not represent official statements of the Archdiocese. All Glory to God.

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