Getting to All Lives Matter: Already But Not Yet

Vox Nova is pleased to welcome a guest contribution from Marcus Gaddy.  I will be moderating the comments—DCU. I’m a convert to Catholicism, only received in 2015, after growing up in the historically Black church. That heritage taught me early on that Black spirituality emphasizes Christ as liberator, both from sin and from those who [Read More…]

On Faithful Citizenship

Today, November 4, is Election Day in the United States.  This is a public service announcement reminding all of our American readers who are registered to vote to please vote today.  From our bishops we have this timely prayer: Lord God, as the election approaches, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that [Read More…]

Choose This Day

A few days before Pope Francis’ heartfelt plea for peace in his Sunday Angelus message, President Obama took a break from gearing up for yet another Middle East conflict – audaciously being called a “humanitarian intervention” – to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic March on Washington with these words in tribute to the unsung heroes of the [Read More…]

Blogging (and Marching) for All Life

To mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, the blog of the USCCB (worth perusing in its own right) has featured guest posts by four Catholic women, myself included.  Lisa Hendey of Catholic Mom writes about the ways technology has informed our knowledge of prenatal life.  Mary DeTurris Poust of Not Strictly Spiritual relates what she [Read More…]

Partisan Ideology vs. the Common Good

Richard E. Pates, bishop of Des Moines, has an excellent essay in America on how the Catholic faith should supersede partisanship. The message is so sorely needed and well-articulated that it’s hard to keep from quoting the whole thing (if you are an American Catholic, whatever your political affiliation, read it!), but here are some not-to-be-missed highlights: Ross [Read More…]

Does the End Justify the Means? A Quote from “How Far Can We Go?” for Natural Family Planning Awareness Week

In support of the USCCB’s National NFP Awareness Week, I’d like to share this excerpt from a book I co-authored with my dear friend and colleague Leah Perrault titled How Far Can We Go?  A Catholic Guide to Sex and Dating. For many people, the Church’s distinction between the moral status of NFP and that [Read More…]