We Must Be Who We Claim to Be

From an interview with Archbishop Chaput on religious liberty in America and his new e-book on the same: LOPEZ: Does the Church have moral authority in the public square? Should Catholics even have a public voice given the clergy’s abuse scandals? CHAPUT: We don’t have a choice. We need to witness because Jesus Christ commands [Read More...]

Conscience: A Two-Front Effort


From the pastor’s note last week in the bulletin of Good Shepherd Parish – St. Stephen Catholic Church in New Orleans: But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD. I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I [Read More...]

You Simply Must Read Archbishop Chaput’s New Book

It is the challenge of our lives: To be truly Christian. Doing so could just save religious liberty in America, too. Here is my review of his A Heart on Fire: Catholic Witness and the Next America. [Read more...]

What’s Weird in a Wildly Weird World

Emily Stimpson’s is a beautiful voice of the New Evangelization. Her recent book, The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolts of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right, is bravely honest, a great help to her and younger generations. (I chatted with her about it here.) This [Read More...]

Answering a Call

This is a time for choosing. Are we really who we say we are? Will we fight for the right to be? A man from West Virginia writes in response to a recent syndicated column I wrote: You … point directly the real issue, which is a political elite who have established themselves as moral judge, jury, [Read More...]

HHS Mandate 101


There is a lot of confusion out there about what all this religious-freedom talk is in regard to the Obama administration and the coercive Department of Health and Human Services mandate requiring Americans to violate their consciences if they happen to have moral qualms with contraception but sterilization and even abortion. If you did not [Read More...]