Toward moral policymaking.
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?
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 [...]
Cardinal Dolan has a weekly radio show on the Catholic Channel on Sirius. Yesterday he took the show as an opportunity to talk about what he thinks of Paul Ryan. I write about what he said here. He also had a lovely interview with Dean Koontz, thoughts about the Assumption, and, in response to a [...]
Paul Ryan’s bishop, Robert C. Morlino, writes that he is “proud” of Paul Ryan, who “is aware of Catholic Social Teaching and is very careful to fashion and form his conclusions in accord with [its] principles.” He quickly adds, however: It is the role of bishops and priests to teach principles of our faith, such that [...]
I’m enthusiastic about the opportunities Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate affords Catholics in a particular way. Congressman Ryan represents a new generation of leadership with a renewed sense of identification — recatechizing itself and educating, asking fundamental questions about what it means to be Catholic and what that means for [...]
Paul Ryan continues an important conversation: Government helps create the space for innovation and prosperity, but government does not fill that space – and it should not try to, as the last few years have shown us. Only free citizens create things that improve our lives. A free economy and strong communities are the best [...]
As you know, Paul Ryan has been subject to the criticisms of a minority of Catholic bishops, questioning his commitment to Catholic social teaching in regard to budget policy-making. (George Weigel has addressed this here.) On EWTN’s The World Over last night, Raymond Arroyo asked Congressman Ryan’s bishop about his budget. Bishop Robert Morlino of [...]
In his Wall Street Journal column last week, on Paul Ryan’s battle with critics of his budget plan on moral principles, Bill McGurn quotes Dorothy Day: “We believe that Social Security legislation, now billed as a great victory for the poor and for the worker, is a great defeat for Christianity. It is an acceptance [...]