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...]

Religious Freedom Daily

Are you wondering about that supposed “accommodation”? Are you unclear about the state of conscience in America and why people are suing the Department of Human Services? Here is a good 101: The fact is that talk of accommodation is smoke and mirrors. The mandate holds as originally written. Nothing has changed to expand in [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...]

‘the vote of Mass-attending Catholics will be one of the high dramas in this presidential election’

Steve Wagner gives some grounded analysis of what’s happening with the so-called Catholic vote here. Is it a problem for the president? Sure looks like it could be. This White House over-reached when it issued and then doubled-down on the HHS contraceptive/sterilization/abortion mandate. Even Joe Biden saw the political trouble coming. If you are a [Read More...]

Thank You, David Paterson!

I just had the very pleasant experience of an interview with former New York governor David Paterson on his New York-based (WOR) radio show about this column of mine today on women and their choices, occasioned by Hilary Rosen’s comments last week about Ann Romney and stay-at-home moms. I confess I had no idea what [Read More...]

St. Thomas More & Us

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Fr. Paul Scalia writes: history tends to repeat itself. But it does not inevitably do so. If history is repeating itself in this persecution of the Church, then we must deliberately choose to imitate — to repeat — the witness of St. Thomas More. First, imitate his integrity and holiness of life. More chose not [Read More...]

Not Mission Impossible

A Church bulletin from March I happened upon, that ought to be shared: Note to Georgetown law students – Catholic teaching is very simple:  Boys and girls are born into the world.  Boys and girls grow up.  They practice their Catholic Faith and participate in the sacraments, especially Confession and Holy Communion.  Coming of age, they date one another and [Read More...]

Answering a Call

This is a time for choosing. Are we really who we say we are? Will we fight for the right to be? A man from West Virginia writes in response to a recent syndicated column I wrote: You … point directly the real issue, which is a political elite who have established themselves as moral judge, jury, [Read More...]


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