‘Misinformed … Totally Incredible’

In response to Nancy Pelosi today, a flashback to Cardinal Edward Egan’s response to a Meet the Press interview she did with Tom Brokaw before the Democratic convention in 2008 seems like an appropriate flashback. The then-cardinal archbishop of New York said: Like many other citizens of this nation, I was shocked to learn that [Read More...]

What’s Religious Freedom to the White House?

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The above is a good and honest question, if you’ve been watching the Obama administration. Look away, they said, during the campaign. What they’ve communicated might be best summed up and translated for transparency: We’re all about “women” and their “reproductive health” rights and “health care” and, oh, by the way, if we and our [Read More...]

Reality Check

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Chaput writes: Anyone who thinks that our country’s neuralgic sexuality issues can somehow be worked out respectfully in the public square in the years ahead without a parallel and vigorous defense of religious freedom had better think again. [Read more...]

Need to Know

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on the Kermit Gosnell case: The brutality in abortion is intimate, personal and permanent. It violates women, and it kills a developing human life every time — whether the venue is a “Women’s Medical Center”-style meat factory or a soothing suburban clinic. What makes the Gosnell story unique is that it [Read More...]

Will You Be a Saint? Make a Choice.

It is the only thing that matters. That was the message Archbishop Charles J. Chaput delivered in an address in Philadelphia: We’re all called to martyrdom. That’s what the word martyr means: It’s the Greek word for “witness.” We may or may not ever suffer personally for our love of Jesus Christ, but we’re all [Read More...]

What about a Real, Joyful Commitment to Authenticity?

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My syndicated column this week is on fear of Hell, love of God, the New Evangelization, and even the presidential election. Consider reading and letting me know what you think here. Maybe even passing it on? [Read more...]

Dems Hold Catholic Teaching ‘In Contempt’

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Discussing Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s interview with the Catholic News Service this past week in Rome, during which he said, among other things, that abortion is a “very serious issue that requires absolute adherence on the part of Catholics,” George Weigel adds: “No single political party fully embodies the social doctrine of the Catholic [Read More...]


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