November 9, 2016

So. Donald Trump is president. I don’t have a whole lot to say about how or why he won. There’s no point in trying to explain it. The election is over. So what now? If you’re a Republican, you hope that Trump can put his money where his mouth is. You just elected a man who is about to take away health insurance for millions of people, cut taxes on the rich, use tax money to build an unnecessary wall,... Read more

November 7, 2016

I’m not going to link to it. But here’s what happened. Today, November 7th, 2016, the day before the presidential election, Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life took the corpse of an aborted child–one that was given by a pathologist for a proper burial–laid it upon the altar, and posted a picture of it to Facebook. The reason? To convince you to vote for Donald Trump. Fr. Pavone didn’t just cross a line, he completely erased it. Abortion is... Read more

November 7, 2016

The following is a guest post from my good friend Laura Calise. Please enjoy No matter what the opinions of others, I feel compelled to speak my heart and not hide as if I’m ashamed of myself. I’m coming out: I am voting for Hillary Clinton. This admission is positively surreal. I registered Republican when I turned 18. I’m center-right in my economic ideas and Catholic—not to be confused with “spirit of Vatican II” aging hippie heterodoxy— in my social... Read more

October 30, 2016

This past Sunday, my family and I walked into Mass to the blaring sounds of anti-Catholic protesters with bullhorns shouting, “You worship idols. You’re not real Christians”, and carrying a giant sign that read REPENT FOR PRAYING TO MARY. Great way to start a Sunday, let me tell ya. This isn’t the first time these people have been outside our parish, and I doubt it’ll be the last. The main perpetrator, a relatively unknown “street preacher”, likes to show up... Read more

October 24, 2016

Over the past couple months, I’ve laid out some thoughts on the concept of a new pro-life movement (specifically here and here) that reexamines the methods we use to fight abortion as well as what it truly means to call oneself pro-life. There has been a great deal of response, both positive and negative, along with some inquiries from interested parties about what this new movement would look like. So, with the help of fellow NPLM advocate, Rebecca Bratten Weiss,... Read more

October 16, 2016

At this point, I’m assuming most every Catholic with a pulse and a wifi connection has at least heard about the anti-Catholic emails that were found among the thousands of leaked documents from the inbox of John Podesta, aka Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. In total there were only two email chains that have been reported on. One was between John Halpin, a Democratic strategist, and John Podesta in which the former had some choice words for Conservative Catholics: Ken Auletta’s... Read more

October 14, 2016

I don’t make a habit of speaking ill of priests. In my time as a writer, I’ve come across a few that I don’t always agree with—even a few who were pretty nasty. One in particular even told me that if I were in his parish, he’d deny me the Eucharist simply because I’m a lefty (politically speaking, that is. Can’t do a damn with my left hand). Regardless, as a Catholic I have a deep reverence for the priesthood,... Read more

October 11, 2016

At this point, most of us have heard about The Tradinistas, but for those that haven’t, they are a group of self-described, Orthodox Catholic socialists committed to “a politics of virtue and the common good.” They made their introduction to the world on September 23rd of this year by releasing a manifesto which laid out 20 foundational values of the movement. These included a reiteration of basic Catholic beliefs—such as Christ’s kingship on earth, opposition to abortion, and dedication to... Read more

October 8, 2016

My wife doesn’t write, and she’s significantly less political than me. But after hearing the terrible remarks from Donald Trump in the recently surfaced video, she felt compelled to speak out. Before I get to her post, I just want to say that Lindsay is the strongest, bravest, most incredible woman I have ever known. It is because of her that I became Catholic in the first place. I am a better person because of her, and I love her... Read more

October 6, 2016

Earlier this year, Pope Francis, in reference to the Year of Mercy, released a statement urging leaders and politicians who adhere to the Catholic faith to “make a courageous and exemplary gesture” by not allowing any executions in 2016. Since then, America has executed 8 people. Why our country — a fully functional, first world, civil society — continues with this barbaric practice I will never understand. We are the only G7 country that still executes people, and out of the 37 counties that... Read more

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