‘the vote of Mass-attending Catholics will be one of the high dramas in this presidential election’

Steve Wagner gives some grounded analysis of what’s happening with the so-called Catholic vote here. Is it a problem for the president? Sure looks like it could be. This White House over-reached when it issued and then doubled-down on the HHS contraceptive/sterilization/abortion mandate. Even Joe Biden saw the political trouble coming. If you are a [Read More...]

Mother, May We Fight for Freedom?

I don’t know what you’ve read about nuns today, but I want you to have the chance to read this from Mother Agnes Mary Donovan of the Sisters of Life. They are the remarks she delivered this morning at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast and I wish every Catholic or anyone who pretends to know [Read More...]

Religious Liberty Is a Winning Issue

The president may be losing Catholics, according to a new Pew poll. “Free” birth control isn’t exactly a rallying cry for registered voters, the poll also suggests. Here, not for the first time polling suggests to those inclined to oppose the president’s HHS mandate and administrative hostility to religious liberty: Have courage. And, as it [Read More...]

Thank You, David Paterson!

I just had the very pleasant experience of an interview with former New York governor David Paterson on his New York-based (WOR) radio show about this column of mine today on women and their choices, occasioned by Hilary Rosen’s comments last week about Ann Romney and stay-at-home moms. I confess I had no idea what [Read More...]

His Practice Is Love

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Speaking of the topic of love. This is what Dr. John Bruchalski, founder of Divine Mercy Care is trying to bring back to medicine. Treating patients with dignity. Listening to him speak to mostly pro-choice medical students last week, I could only think of him as a walking, practicing Evangelium Vitae. His practice is love [Read More...]

Dolan on Politics

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More here about that Face the Nation interview. And a media point here. And one more about reporting on Archbishop-Designate William Lori here. [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan Takes to the Sunday Show Pulpit, Preaching the Message of True Freedom

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I’m forever uncomfortable with the concept of the Sunday morning political talk shows. As someone both naturally inclined to and professionally obligated to watch such shows, I have always wanted them to be Saturday morning shows. I would watch Firing Line then back in the day and I would happily watch these news chat shows [Read More...]

St. Thomas More & Us

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Fr. Paul Scalia writes: history tends to repeat itself. But it does not inevitably do so. If history is repeating itself in this persecution of the Church, then we must deliberately choose to imitate — to repeat — the witness of St. Thomas More. First, imitate his integrity and holiness of life. More chose not [Read More...]


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