As Americans, the closest thing we have to an established religion is our reverence for the Constitution. This sense of honor and respect for our basic law has united Americans since the founding of our country. It has enshrined the principle of the rule of law at the heart of our system – the profoundlyContinue reading “Catholics and the Constitution”
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A Time for Boldness
The times are fraught with danger. As we await a ruling by the Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, there have already been attacks on pregnancy centers, while pro-abortion domestic terrorists threaten an “open season” on the centers and call for a “summer of rage”. In this atmosphere, itContinue reading “A Time for Boldness”
Two Weddings and the Bride of Christ
Within the last week, I had the privilege of attending two beautiful wedding ceremonies. One was the marriage of two wonderful young people. The other was the profession of final vows by six Sisters of Life. These events have enormous significance for the people involved, everyone who knows them – and especially for the ChurchContinue reading “Two Weddings and the Bride of Christ”
Some Clarity about Racism
By Ed Mechmann It is very difficult to talk about racism, particularly at this highly polarized and emotionally fraught time. Some would say that people like me, a man descended from Europeans, cannot do so without confessing my “white privilege”. I believe that a productive conversation is possible, but we need to have some clarityContinue reading “Some Clarity about Racism”
Can We Try Logic Again?
By Ed Mechmann I’m afraid that we’re getting to the point where authentic political discourse has become almost impossible. Some of this is because we are increasingly governed by emotions and not reason. Rule by the passions is very dangerous, and has always been one of the greatest threats to true self-government and liberty. MyContinue reading “Can We Try Logic Again?”
Love in the Time of Coronavirus
In response to the Coronavirus, the Church can make a vitally important contribution – ensuring that the best response is to reflect the love that Jesus showed to all mankind.
Dissent and Heroic Witness
I had the honor the other day of attending a luncheon hosted by Alliance Defending Freedom. They are one of the leading public interest law firms in the nation, dedicated to promoting and protecting life, marriage, and religious liberty. The purpose of the event was to highlight several people who have been suffering legal attacks, asContinue reading “Dissent and Heroic Witness”
Confidence, Generosity, and Docility
Millions of pixels have been spread throughout the Internet, as bloggers, columnists, advocates, journalists, and cranks have speculated, fretted, and warned about the ongoing Synod of Bishops in Rome. Called to give advice to the Holy Father about the pastoral care of the family, the Synod has become something of a Rorschach test. Catholic mediaContinue reading “Confidence, Generosity, and Docility”
What We Need Most on Our Moral Bucket List
Several friends contacted me to call to my attention an article in the Times Magazine by the well-known pundit, David Brooks, entitled “The Moral Bucket List”. It’s an adaptation and summary of a new book by Mr. Brooks called The Road to Character. In it, Mr. Brooks describes his dissatisfaction with his own character, andContinue reading “What We Need Most on Our Moral Bucket List”
God Doesn’t Accept Me
The Church needs to welcome people but also call them to conversion from their sins.