Jimmy Carter & America Today

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An interesting observation from Stephen F. Knott, author of Rush To Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics: Contempt for President Bush was rooted in something deeper than policy disputes or concerns over the scope of presidential power — it was also a reflection of the religious and cultural fissures in [Read More...]

A Quick Reminder about Protecting What We’ve Got

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The Constitution is quite capable of protecting our liberties so long as those in office feel bound by its terms. For this reason, it seems to me that the American people have little to fear from public servants who take their religion seriously. In fact, I can’t help wondering what changes there might be in [Read More...]

First Al Smith Dinner Thoughts

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Religious-Freedom Click

Do you know about the Baptists suing President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services? [Read more...]

President Obama Sends a Bible Publisher to Court

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There are currently over 30 legal cases filed against the Department of Health and Human Services on account of its abortion-drug, sterilization, contraception mandate, representing almost 100 plaintiffs whose religious-freedom has been attacked by the introduction of the Obamacare regulation. The mandate was issued after the president’s assurance both that conscience would be respected and [Read More...]

Are We on the Side of the Angels?

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In opening Mass of the ongoing Novena to the Mother of God for Our Nation, Bishop James D. Conley said, on the feast of the archangels: Our vocation is to join the angels in their spiritual battle against evil. Our call is to share in their work. St. Paul exhorted the Ephesians to remember, that [Read More...]

Why Did Mitt Romney Get a Standing Ovation Today?

Because we still value religious liberty? [Read more...]

‘religion is our lifeline and a sort of love letter to our families, our ancestors, and our better selves’

I have an interview up on National Review Online with David Gelernter about the revolution that has taken place in the United States in recent decades. You might find his discussion of religion of particular interest. Here: Post-religious thinkers don’t even live on the same spiritual planet as Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish Americans. Old-time atheists [Read More...]


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