Where There’s a Wills, There’s a Way

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There are people praying for America’s future — and it is not too late to join them. The U.S. Catholic bishops took the lead with a fortnight of them for religious liberty. There were eight days earlier this fall, invoking the Blessed Mother. There are an ecumenical 40 days of prayers, too, focusing on protecting [Read More...]

Dinner Talk

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Some of what went down Thursday night at the Al Smith dinner in New York and why it matters. And a cardinal bottom line: “Please don’t be confused. Please know that simply to pray with somebody, simply to have a meal with somebody, simply to be friendly to somebody doesn’t mean that we are endorsing [Read More...]

First Al Smith Dinner Thoughts

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A Global Vision of Stewardship

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Anyone listening to Mitt Romney today speaking at the Virginia Military Institute heard a moral vision that reminds us why it is so important to keep careful watch over our basic liberties at home as well: I know many Americans are asking a different question: “Why us?” I know many Americans are asking whether our [Read More...]

My Favorite Description of Paul Ryan

came from Mitt Romney Thursday night in his nomination acceptance speech when he said: “I love the way he lights up around his kids and how he’s not embarrassed to show the world how much he loves his mom.” That says a lot about a man and his goals in public service. When you combine [Read More...]

Be Not Afraid to Go Beyond the Conventional ‘News’ Frame

Thank God for ads in presidential campaigns (really!), which can become news event in themselves. At their best, they are educational opportunities and today we have one such example. The “Be Not Afraid” ad that the Romney campaign released this morning is a classic example of how campaigns can transcend the mainstream media with ads [Read More...]

Mitt Romney on Fiat

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Mitt Romney’s speech in Jerusalem was necessarily political. But it was hard not to notice he was speaking not far from where Christ was born and crucified. Christ’s death-defying life involved one Nazarene young woman’s “yes.” And in his speech this morning in Warsaw, Romney reflected on the significance a simple “yes” or “no” — [Read More...]


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