Reclaiming Religious Education — Right ON!

It’s such a privilege to hear a speaker who is deeply convicted, loves the Catholic faith, and knows his stuff, like Dr. Michael Carotta does. WOW. Imagine using the metaphor of cooks vs. chefs to talk about the need for both catechists and trained religious educators, and feeding — really feeding — your audience with [Read More...]

Baltimore is Beautiful!

I’m at the MidAtlantic Congress and, despite a long drive from New York, and precious little sleep, have just enjoyed a lively and welcoming talk by Kathy Hendricks on Children’s Catechesis, sponsored by Sadlier. I was particularly struck by the catechists in the audience, who responded to Ms. Hendricks’ warmth and enthusiasm with so many [Read More...]

MidAtlantic Congress Starts Tomorrow!

Hi Folks, I’d like to thank Elizabeth Scalia and Dan Welch for inviting me to blog here for the next few days, live from the first annual MidAtlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership in Baltimore … a.k.a. “the MAC” (March 8-10), where DRE’s, catechists, pastors, youth ministers, and other pastoral leaders will be gathering to pray, [Read More...]

Excluding Religion from Loan Forgiveness

BRAD HIRSCHFIELD: New rule excludes students whose job duties are “related to religious instruction, worship services, or any form of proselytizing.” [Read more...]

Baylor Professor Frank Beckwith

BOILING DOWN THE HHS MANDATE: to two succinct questions. If the answer is “yes” the HHS Mandate story is over and all is well. If “no”, we have a constitutional situation. [Read more...]

Kathryn Jean Lopez and Elizabeth Scalia

TALKING HHS MANDATE: with the golden-voiced Pat Gohn, in the latest Among Women Podcast [Read more...]

Making Citizenship Dynamic

OBAMA’S HHS AN ASSAULT ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Frank has a petition! [Read more...]

It’s about ALL churches, ALL believers!

BISHOP PAUL D. ETIENNE: With this ruling, an agency of the US Government is disregarding our constitutional right to protection of conscience on the basis of religious freedom. Never before in our history as a nation has the government required citizens to purchase a product that violates their conscience. It is my deepest hope that [Read More...]

A Proud Hubby is a Pretty Thing

GLENN REYNOLDS ON FACEBOOK: my lovely and talented wife, Helen Smith, was featured on E! television last night, in a segment about the Lillelid murders that included a lot of footage from her documentary, “Six.” They’re rerunning it today at 11 and 3 ET if you’re around — her segment runs between about :15 and [Read More...]

A Heart Full of Condemnation

IT DOESN’T WORK IF YOU’RE PRO-LIFE: Serving life serves love. Marcia Morrissey nails it! [Read more...]