Our Help & Hope Remains


I went to what I consider America’s parish, the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for Mass this morning. The opening hymn was “O God, Our Help in Ages Past.” It’s worth reflecting on the words today: O God, our help in ages past, Our hope for ears to come, Our shelter from [Read More...]

Religious Freedom Has No Business in the Business World


That’s, in a nutshell, what the Department of Justice argues in the case of Hobby Lobby, the national arts and crafts chain. Kyle Duncan of the Becket Fund explains. And notice there was a religious-liberty win for another business owner in Michigan today. [Read more...]

Want to Win the Race? Meet these Women. Walk with these Women.


Our culture has an overwhelming treasure in the rich history of good, strong, dynamic, courageous women who understood the human condition, lived lives of service, sacrifice, rigor, joy and the truest freedom. Catholics begin the month of November every year celebrating the feast of All Saints, a crowd that includes some of the most impressive [Read More...]

‘Gotta Have Faith.’ What Is It?


There’s is a catechetical reflection in the Year of Faith book Magnificat has out this week. This one in particular I am looking at from Tuesday reflects on this passage of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “With his whole being man gives his assent to God the revealer. Sacred Scripture calls this human response [Read More...]

‘The Best, the Most Noble’ on Display in Response to Sandy’s Devastation


“There is a real sense of what Blessed John Paul II called solidarity: People coming together in love and support,” in the midst of the wreck Hurricane Sandy wrought, New York’s Cardinal Dolan said in an interview today. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com [Read more...]

Breaking News: There’s an Open Door. Go for It.


Hey, so breaking news: Those of us who claim to be Christian, we’re actually expected to live what we say we believe! Via the Gospel today: “Strive to enter through the narrow gate,” Jesus tells us, “”Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not [Read More...]

Our Lady Stands


From an AP photo collection from Sandy hurricane damage in Breezy Point, New York: [Read more...]

I Laughed When I Read This


Because I did actually manage to get a cab a half hour before the storm hit landfall. It was challenging. Walter Russell Mead writes: Manhattan is one of those places where nature seems mostly held at bay. Except for the parks, oases of carefully preserved nature deliberately shaped by the hand of man, every inch [Read More...]