Category Archives: Catholic

On The Passing of Nellie Gray

I did not know her very well, but her lifelong leadership of the pro-life community and Nellie’s commitment to personhood was certainly one of the more courageous episodes in the history of the pro-life movement, and all at a time … Continue reading

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Patheos: This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal…

Philosophy, as it was described to me as an undergraduate at Catholic University, gets you to the horizon… allows you to touch the very limit to the mere idea of God.  Theology on the other hand was God reaching the … Continue reading

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Les Miserables Returns To The Silver Screen

Victor Hugo’s epic novel has captured anyone with the patience to read the lengthy book.  Filled with Catholic imagery and gritty realism, this book sets the standard for the future work of Belloc and Chesterton with regards to Catholic distributism … Continue reading

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NRO: The Mandate War

George Weigel nails it on National Review Online regarding the USCCB’s lawsuit against the Obama administration regarding the HHS Mandate: This is not an argument about birth control, nor is it part of some “War on Women” waged by misogynistic … Continue reading

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NCR: Of Rosa DeLauro and Other Disoriented Catholics

George Weigel effortlessly destroys so-called “Catholic” opposition to the Ryan budget, specifically from quarters that can’t get it right on the culture of life, much less on basic economic principles: Now, to make matters worse, here is Paul Ryan, a … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Solidarity is 110% Correct

Apparently, the right of free association doesn’t have the same respect at Vanderbilt University as it does in the rest of America. The victims?  Catholic groups who want to have Catholic members, all in the name of “diversity” of course: … Continue reading

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Wired: When God Talks To You, It’s Called Prayer…

…and when God talks to you, it’s called schizophrenia: In Jerusalem, God seems to be particularly chatty around Easter, Passover, and Christmas—the peak seasons for the syndrome. It affects an estimated 50 to 100 tourists each year, the overwhelming majority … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs: Poker Lessons From Richelieu

An incomparable diplomat, Cardinal Richelieu more nationalist than statesman or prince of the Church: For the next two decades, Richelieu was a crucial player in French and European politics, but with his position resting on his ability to please and … Continue reading

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Montaigne and Solidarity

I have recently taken a great deal of interest in the writings of Fr. Heinrich Pesch, S.J. and the principles of Catholic solidarism — namely the very economic principles that helped to liberate and then build a prosperous Poland not to … Continue reading

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Barack Obama (In His Own Words)

“So let’s work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions by reducing unintended pregnancies, and making adoption more available, and providing care and support for women who do carry their child to term. Let’s honor the conscience of … Continue reading

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