This Is a Fortnight of a Morning!

Maureen and Mike Ferguson dragged their kids out of bed to participate in the historic opening Fortnight for Freedom Friday morning Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. And the youngsters — they get it. Via Catholic New York: Grace [12] recently received a score of 28 out of 30 points for a paper she was assigned [Read More...]

Taking Nominations

What are the top ten Reconciliation moments in the movies? I’ll start with: For Greater Glory has the most recent example. Sandra Bullock’s character had a great examination of conscience moment in The Blind Side. This Hoopes list on Eucharistic movie moments is my inspiration. [Read more...]

Did You Read the One about

Queen Elizabeth and Hooters? [Read more...]

Ronald Reagan

and the real war on women. [Read more...]

25 Years Ago Today, an American President Spoke about Love

In his famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate, President Reagan said: In these four decades, as I have said, you Berliners have built a great city. You’ve done so in spite of threats—the Soviet attempts to impose the East-mark, the blockade. Today the city thrives in spite of the challenges implicit in the very presence [Read More...]

Where, O death, is your sting?

Just read a beautiful piece by a woman blessed by family and faith. In the teaser issue of a beautiful new magazine startup,Verily, Sophie Caldecott, the daughter of friend, writes about her father’s advanced cancer and how a most lethal cross can be a life-giving blessing when we approach it in the open, honest, generous [Read More...]

Did You Hear the One About the Queen? A Pauline Vision of Public Service

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The archbishop of Canterbury delivered a beautiful meditation on the true meaning of dedication, about vocation and our truest selves at the jubilee celebration for the queen of England earlier this week. He said, in part: St Paul implies that we should be so overwhelmed by the promise of a shared joy far greater than [Read More...]

This Is a Test

What and who do we value? It’s a question worth considering with reports of better pre-natal genetic scans. Chuck Donovan does: Consider for a moment any random collection of 20 people of your acquaintance. Include your banker. The captain of your high-school football team. The mentally ill veteran on the street corner who accepts a [Read More...]

Religious Freedom Daily

An important and clarifying piece from Ilya Shapiro: As the world awaits the Supreme Court’s ruling on ObamaCare, there’s a larger story that the pundits are missing: the court’s rejection of the Obama administration’s increasingly extreme claims on behalf of unlimited federal power. This term alone, the high court has ruled unanimously against the government [Read More...]

Religious Freedom Daily

The invaluable Gerry Bradley writes: Religious liberty is, from this point of view, an afterthought, a residue which is unfortunately too vaporous to protect Catholic institutions from existential crises. I urge you to read his Public Discourse piece here. More on Mark Rienzi’s New York Times corrective from Ed Whelan, a legal-analysis machine. Please share [Read More...]