Morality & Markets

If you were encouraged by Paul Ryan, you may appreciate this interview with Fr. Robert Sirico. From the conversation: LOPEZ: How can you get more greed with socialism than capitalism? FR. SIRICO: To the extent that socialism holds back creativity and thus productivity, it increases poverty. When people become desperate, even good people can become [Read More...]

Freedom, Justice, and the Space for Flourishing

Paul Ryan continues an important conversation: Government helps create the space for innovation and prosperity, but government does not fill that space – and it should not try to, as the last few years have shown us. Only free citizens create things that improve our lives. A free economy and strong communities are the best [Read More...]

The Catholic Church Isn’t a Left-Right Thing

George Weigel: “the cowboys-Indians/left-right optic is incapable of grappling with the fact that the Catholic Church is about true-and-false, not liberal-and-conservative.” [Read more...]

Mitt’s G.K. Flair

Mitt Romney gave a pretty spirited (all around — he went off script after being booed for saying he’d repeal the president’s health-care law) speech to the NAACP convention it. He ended it with this tribute to his father and our Father: It wasn’t just that my Dad helped write the civil rights provision for [Read More...]

Recycled Prayer

From Archbishop John Carroll in 1791: We pray you, O God of might, wisdom, and justice, through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with your Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful [Read More...]

Meet Gloria, a Catholic Voice for Freedom

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Gloria Purvis is a young, dynamic mother and volunteer with Catholic Voices USA. She wraps us a Fortnight series of interviews about faith, freedom, and this moment we’re in. What does the Fortnight mean to you? The Fortnight is a wake-up call. I do not mean to sound alarmist but we have become complacent in [Read More...]

We Don’t Belong to Caesar

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says on this final day of the Fortnight for Freedom: God made us for more than the world. Our real home isn’t here. The point of today’s Gospel passage is not how we might calculate a fair division of goods between Caesar and God. In reality, it all belongs to [Read More...]

This Fisher’s a Saint: Following the Bishop’s Conscience Lead

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In his homily opening the Fortnight for Freedom 14 days ago, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore talked about the enduring witness of Saint John Fisher, particularly at a time when we face unprecedented threats to religious liberty here in the United States. “St. John Fisher found himself at odds with King Henry VIII and with [Read More...]

Meet Jose, a Catholic Voice for Freedom

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Jose Mena just graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology. Like Domenick, Melissa, Addie, Matthew, Allison, Mark he is a volunteer with the first class of Catholic Voices USA. What does the Fortnight mean to you? The Fortnight is on its face an effort to protect religious freedom against several measures that [Read More...]

Free Men, to Serve God & Man

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This morning’s reflection in Magnificat magazine, that great daily reliable resource for the soul, comes from Dignitatis Humanae, Vatican Council II’s declaration on religious freedom: The religious acts whereby men, in private and in public and out of a sense of personal conviction, direct their lives to God transcend by their very nature the order [Read More...]