After the Election


Reread what Carl Anderson said. There’s an awakening, despite ourselves, our votes… [Read more...]

Catholics, the Day After


Last night, in his graceful, humble concession speech, Mitt Romney said: “We look for our pastors, priests, rabbis, and counselors of all kinds to testify of the enduring principles upon which our society is built: honesty, charity, integrity and family,” And this morning, Cardinal Dolan sent a letter to President Obama: In my capacity as [Read More...]

THIS Is Why We Need Real, Actual Civility


A priest reflects on the pain of politics: Catholics should be in agreement with each other over issues of life and death, marriage, and homosexuality. And even if there may be different approaches about how best to care for immigrants, or the poor, Catholics while open to a diversity of solutions, must also grasp more [Read More...]

MSNBC Needs to Get to Court


The religious-liberty debate a whole host of hosts missed. [Read more...]

‘literally out the ashes rises hope’


A first Sunday Mass at St. Thomas More Church in the hurricane-ravaged Breezy Point, a largely Catholic community. His parish church, congressman Bob Turner said: “My house was among those totally destroyed and we lost a lot of great stuff, but everybody is OK…. We’ll get through it.” “I think we’ll turn our attention to [Read More...]

Conscience Calls: Being Catholic Voters


One of the voter guides of this election cycle comes from the Catholic Hispanic Leadership Alliance. It’s voter guide focuses on applying Catholic social teaching to the issues that lift up — or destroy — human life and dignity. The Alliance is unambiguous about the priority of protecting the most innocent human life (see Archbishop [Read More...]

Election Day Is a Day for Prayer


Whatever happens on Election Day, on any Election Day, “we do not throw up our hands in despair or disinterest,” one pastor in McLean, Va., advised this weekend. We renew our devotion to conforming the world – by first and everyday our very lives – “with the true and the good. Since anything that is [Read More...]