Gay Marriage Predictions: Then and Now

A number of years ago I thought to keep an exchange about gay marriage between two conservatives. Written for National Review in 2001 Stanley Kurtz and Johnathan Rauch had a reasoned argument for and against which struck me at the time as helpful because it…

What is the Importance of Gaudium et Spes?

Here is a piece I wrote on the the Vatican II document Gaudium et Spes for The Catholic Answer, the magazine for Our Sunday Visitor. This document is one of the great social teaching documents and provides a great template for approaching our…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on how LB 586 is not in keeping with Catholic Social Teaching. “A number of people have asked me about the church’s social teaching as it relates to LB586, the employment anti-discrimination bill in the…

How Free Can a Free Market Be?

How free can a market be before it gets in trouble? Well maybe I should explain why free markets would be a problem in the first place. Perhaps then I can tackle answering that question. Share

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on the importance of keeping Christ at the center of any work and talk about Catholic Social Teaching. “This column comes out just as the holiest days of the year are upon us: Holy Thursday, Good…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on the defending marriage in light of attacks on faithful Christians like Barronelle Stutzman. “There has been a great deal of talk about marriage in the last few years, even here in Nebraska. I wanted to reflect…

Concern for Creation Is Profoundly Catholic

Here’s my article at the National Catholic Register looking into what the popes have written in their encyclicals about the environment. You might be surprised by what they say. “Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment has been 50 years in the making….

Only God is the Master of Life!

Here is a piece I wrote on the death penalty for The Catholic Answer, the magazine for Our Sunday Visitor. Capital punishment is not an intrinsic evil, but if there are alternatives, we ought to use them. “The national conversation…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on the wisdom of Servant of God Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan. “It is February and in a short time we will find ourselves in the midst of Lent, a season for exploring what is vital…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on the need to recognize that abortion is not just one other issue. Pope Francis agrees. “Among the vulnerable for whom the church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenseless…