Oh my goodness, you want to watch this child: May we all pray with the open heart of a child!
The question had to be going through my friend Rick Santorum’s mind last week as he was cheered at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.: Where were these people when I was running for president? Where were the Catholics when he was running for the Republican nomination for president? As I would say [...]
From Father George W. Rutler’s bulletin column (which you can receive in your inbox weekly): Elderly people often think that some of their recollections are unimportant in the grand scheme of things. With the Titanic anniversary still vivid, there are eyewitness accounts of three priests giving general absolution: Juozas Montvila of Lithuania, Josef Benedikt Peruschitz of [...]
By the way, I was hanging out with one of the coolest women in Washington yesterday: Deidre Byrne, Army colonel, surgeon, and religious sister. (At that breakfast that did not quite make the news.) She has written: My father was a busy thoracic surgeon but still made it a priority to attend Mass every day [...]
That is what a friend of mine, a recent convert not known for her authoritarian tendencies e-mailed me last night, after reading the news of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s call for the reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. It’s tremendously lazy but ideologically convenient reporting that claims it’s a [...]
There are Catholics raising questions about Paul Ryan’s budget. And there are Catholics, like Paul Ryan, making clear that they take Catholic Social Teaching seriously. Earlier this week, John Boehner was asked about criticisms of the budget coming out of the Catholic bishops’ conference. The Huffington Post describes it thus: House Majority Leader John Boehner [...]
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 [...]
Dopey because I probably should be immune to media bias by now. I probably should be more at peace with the realities of the world such that I no longer would yell at my computer screen as I read the Time “Most Influential” list. I’ve already commented over on my home base (National Review Online) [...]