Congress Sings “God Bless America”

I’m feeling nostalgic today.  It seems that there was a time when we were all Americans; and as citizens with a shared hope, we all believed in Life, in Freedom, in the strength that comes from knowing your mom and dad love you. At time of political crisis, we come together again—left and right, white and black, labor and management, Catholic and Protestant and atheist—to remember our common vision.  We remember that the political issues which divide us are not as important as the noble goals … [Read more...]

Greg Burke: The Prequel

Greg Burke - Fox News

I’m excited about Greg Burke’s new job. Last week, the Vatican announced that they’d enlisted the Fox News correspondent to serve as senior communications advisor at the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.I’m excited because officials at the Vatican—God bless them—need all the help they can get. Newswires have been full of bad news for the Roman Curia: Vatileaks has been the latest snafu, but there’s the Vatican Bank scandal, the decade-long clergy abuse crisis, liberal outcry following the Pope’ … [Read more...]

God Needed Heroes– But Was This What He Meant?

JUNE 29 - FEAST OF STS. PETER AND PAULThere is an old adage:  “God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called.”And if you’re looking for a man who proved that by his life, the apostle Peter is your guy.  Peter, you’ll recall, denied Christ three times in the courtyard on Holy Thursday night.  Peter had seen his Master beaten and condemned to death, and he feared the Romans and the Jews who had treated Jesus so cruelly.Poor, bedraggled Peter—fearing for his life, he had three … [Read more...]