Biden, Foot, Mouth. Again.

Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden has been name-dropping—in a big way.Attending Democratic Senator Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry in Iowa this afternoon, he mentioned his good buddy “Tommy More, as we Catholics say.”That’s “St. Thomas More” to the rest of us.  Catholics over on Twitter didn’t think it was funny, and wasted no time in reminding him that No, we don’t say that. It goes on and on. Catholics on the Internet want to stop that rumor in its tracks: NO, we are not so cavali … [Read more...]

A Man for All Seasons: Sir Thomas More, Statesman, Martyr, and Devoted Father

During this Fortnight for Freedom, I reflect on one of the great saints whose commitment to the Church and to religious liberty is an inspiration to us today. *     *     *     * Sir Thomas More was a man with a bright future.  A successful statesman and a loving husband and father, More was Chancellor in the Court of King Henry VIII, one of the king’s most trusted ministers.But then came Anne Boleyn.At the time, King Henry was married to Catherine of Aragon—a marriage which Pope Clemen … [Read more...]

On His Feastday, A Litany to St. Thomas More

Litany of St. Thomas More, Martyr and Patron Saint of Statesmen, Politicians and LawyersV. Lord, have mercy R. Lord have mercy V. Christ, have mercy R. Christ have mercy V. Lord, have mercy R. Lord have mercy V. Christ hear us R. Christ, graciously hear us V. St. Thomas More, Saint and Martyr, R. Pray for us (Repeat after each invocation) St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politicians and Lawyers St. Thomas More, Patron of Justices, Judges and Magistrates St. Thomas More, Model of Integrity … [Read more...]