Today we commemorate St. Nicholas of Myra, whose resume boasts enough miracles for him to be called the “Wonderworker” in some parts of Christendom. Even before he became the Coca-Cola chugging world-traveler and reindeer master, he was known for his compassion for children and his sacrificial generosity. According to one story, he saved three daughters […]
The fiftieth anniversary of John Kennedy’s assassination has predictably sparked lots of remembrance but little particularly about his religious faith. He was of course the first and only U.S. Catholic president. Thirty four years before JFK’s election Democrat Al Smith had lost the presidency perhaps in part because of his Catholicism. In 1959, JFK as […]
“Must my religious freedom from a place of power and privilege be used to deny another woman her freedom to attain contraception?” questioned the young female graduate student to a panel discussion “Does Every Person Everywhere — Religious or Not— Need Religious Freedom?”
Media attempts to paint conservatives as bad Christians usually are nothing more than complaints that Christians are not good liberals. As long as we continue to be misunderstood, that fact is not likely to change.
Section 2537 of Senate Bill 744 (S. 744), also known as the Gang of Eight’s immigration “reform” bill, includes two large slush funds, totaling at least $150 million over the next five years. These funds are earmarked for organizations that promise to help illegal immigrants apply for amnesty.
(Photo credit: Public Catholic) By Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) In case you missed it during what was, for some, a long weekend, on this past Friday Pope Francis released his very first Papal Encyclical, Lumen Fidei. The release came alongside the approval for canonization of Blessed Pope John Paul II. This announcement had been anxiously awaited, […]
Yesterday (July 2) a group of inter-religious leaders released a letter responding to the Obama Administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) final version of its contraceptive insurance coverage mandate. In a press conference at Washington D.C.’s National Press Club, four signatories gave statements explaining how the HHS contraceptive and abortifacient mandate violates the U.S. Constitution’s […]
On Sunday after church I had the pleasure of touring “Mosby’s Confederacy” in bucolic northern Virginia outside suburbia, visiting some of Confederate partisan Colonel John Mosby’s safe houses. The rolling hills and quaint villages are now better known for wineries, country taverns, and posh estates. What irony that what’s now so charming and chic was […]
(John Carr served as Executive Director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the United States Catholic Bishops’ Conference for more than 20 years.) Marjorie, Sadly, you (in your column) seriously misunderstand or misrepresent the substance of my column on prudential judgment. Your readers might be interested in the following brief excerpts […]
By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) The pacifist Religious Left is again denouncing drone strikes against terrorists without offering plausible alternatives. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the U.S. Catholic bishops offers a more rigorously thoughtful critique while also failing to address the serious threat from transnational terrorists beyond the reach of law enforcement by lawful regimes. The April 16 letter […]