Do You Know about the Year of Faith?

catholicism-art005

As I write, a B16-designated Year of Faith begins in 1 Day, 19 hours and 40-some minutes according to the official countdown clock. At the crypt church at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., at a Monday-morning Mass, one priest suggested this prayer for Thursday and beyond: Lord God, [Read More...]

A Global Vision of Stewardship

mitt-romney-at-vmi

Anyone listening to Mitt Romney today speaking at the Virginia Military Institute heard a moral vision that reminds us why it is so important to keep careful watch over our basic liberties at home as well: I know many Americans are asking a different question: “Why us?” I know many Americans are asking whether our [Read More...]

President Obama Sends a Bible Publisher to Court

tyndale

There are currently over 30 legal cases filed against the Department of Health and Human Services on account of its abortion-drug, sterilization, contraception mandate, representing almost 100 plaintiffs whose religious-freedom has been attacked by the introduction of the Obamacare regulation. The mandate was issued after the president’s assurance both that conscience would be respected and [Read More...]

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The New Evangelization Remake

11112757_M_OVER_1

Yesterday afternoon, while helping me pick out an outfit for an upcoming out-of-the-ordinary event, a friend pointed out that my earrings looked a lot like rosary beads. Go figure — the one item I own from Tiffany’s turns out to be a subtle reminder of who we are: a pilgrim people with our eyes toward [Read More...]

Like This?

I speak to my old friends at the Vatican Radio English section (a lot of young lay family folks) quite often during election seasons, especially, providing some commentary on the scene from here. They have a new Facebook page you might like if you’re looking for unfiltered news from Rome. [Read more...]

Conscience Unites!

Health And Human Services Dept. Approves Free Birth Control For Women

Late last night on National Review Online‘s “The Corner,” my friend and colleague and bright intellectual light of our day, Ramesh Ponnuru, pointed to an opinion piece by former congresswoman Nancy Johnson. In an election year where accusations of a “war on women” have drowned out common-sense defenses of our first freedom, what a welcome [Read More...]

Defend Religious Freedom Today

Do it with confidence that it’s our duty and it is even a winning issue. Check it out. [Read more...]

Joy Is Demanding?

f10_027pl

It is hard not notice that we sometimes talk about joy only when it is convenient to. At obvious reasons to be happy: That someone is getting married. That a child is born. But how the heck to be joyful when injustice engulfs and pain is palpable? In an Angelus message during a visit to [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X