Christ Is Key

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I’m grateful to Fr. Paul Murray, O.P., for many reasons, and for many reasons even simply for a talk of his I was present for at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota just a few days ago, during Labor Day weekend. Among other things, it nudged me to re-read a saint’s homily from [Read More...]

An Atrocity Happens. We Remain Silent?

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This is no ordinary opening of an academic year, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., said toward the end of Mass for my alma mater’s academic year. “Atrocities happen because there are people who commit them and because there are people who simply choose to remain silent,” he said at the Basilica of the National [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 Addie, a Catholic Voice for Freedom

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Addie Darling just graduated from Princeton University and speaks a countercultural message of joy and authentic femininity as a Catholic Voice. Like Melissa, Domenick, Allison, and Mark, Addie speaks about the Fortnight for Freedom and why this is an important moment for the United States and for Catholics to raise their voices. What does the [Read More...]

The Freedom to Love God Is Worth the Fight

In a speech to the meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Atlanta today, Catholic University of America president John Garvey plugged the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom by suggesting that: “Saving religious liberty means reminding people that they should love God.” We need to recover a sense of religion as a good. [Read More...]


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