Mitt Romney and the Tower of Babel

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Cynicism about politics is real and widespread and justified. And despite relentless hyperventilating about Citizens United, it’s not the money that is at the heart of the problem. Our politics has become a bit terrifyingly like the biblical story of the tower of Babel. All too often, political communicators are speaking — or texting — [Read More...]

This Fisher’s a Saint: Following the Bishop’s Conscience Lead

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In his homily opening the Fortnight for Freedom 14 days ago, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore talked about the enduring witness of Saint John Fisher, particularly at a time when we face unprecedented threats to religious liberty here in the United States. “St. John Fisher found himself at odds with King Henry VIII and with [Read More...]

Free Men, to Serve God & Man

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This morning’s reflection in Magnificat magazine, that great daily reliable resource for the soul, comes from Dignitatis Humanae, Vatican Council II’s declaration on religious freedom: The religious acts whereby men, in private and in public and out of a sense of personal conviction, direct their lives to God transcend by their very nature the order [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...]

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

Everyday if everyone reading here sent one article on religious freedom to one person, shared one article on a social media site … just one small educational act, everyone here would be participating in protecting a fundamental freedom that we’re otherwise on the brink of surrendering. Here’s a brief roundup of some items around the [Read More...]

‘Sober Determination’ in Defense of Religious Freedom

I am particularly delighted that the University of Notre Dame is a party in the lawsuits being filed today in response to the Department of Health and Human Services coercive mandate. I certainly wish the federal government would not be eroding religious liberty in America, but I am tremendously grateful that Notre Dame is taking [Read More...]

Defend and Advance Religious Freedom in Full

A call to action from George Weigel, speaking at the commencement exercises at Benedictine College in Kansas. [Read more...]


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