Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on how we can help our fellow Catholics who are suffering in Iraq. Please listen to Kris’ story and also consider looking up the story of another CRS employee here. Charity in Truth in “The…

The Coming Revolution

So what if there were new circumstances arising in our age that changed everything about Catholic Social Teaching? CST has developed over the past 123 years to address issues not fathomed by Leo XIII in 1891. From medical research that claws…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on the situation with the unaccompanied minors coming up from Latin America. These children need our help. Charity in Truth in “The Catholic Voice” Share

Blowing Up the "Anchor Baby" Lie

So when it comes to immigration reform everyone has an opinion. Sadly, some of those opinions are based on erroneous implications, allusions to falsehoods and outright lies. These are told and retold by mostly unknowing talking-heads. One of those falsehoods is…

Winds of Change: Catholic Stewardship and Climate

Here is my piece from the National Catholic Register on the Church’s Social Teaching, the environment and climate change. I hope it is helpful to all.     Share

A Note About the Growing Confusion & Church Teaching

A friend brought to my attention a piece by the well-respected Dr. William Oddie, which can be found here. Its title, “Is there Growing Confusion over Church Teaching?”, is perfect because there clearly is. What has surprised me is that the…

According to writer Emma Roller, Elizabeth Warren has won the hearts of liberals these days. Hillary is the establishment candidate and so the safe, reasonable candidate; but boy do liberals want Warren to run. Roller explains that the latter has the political and…

It May Be Irrational, But It's Human

I begin with this piece on an experiment on “magical thinking.” Rationalists, always so optimistic about how rational human beings want to be, were rather surprised to discover just how irrational modern men can be. A pair of psychologists from Yale University,…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on the Fortnight for Freedom. Pope Francis has spoken about two kinds of madness in our world that threaten true peace and justice. He also points to a third madness, Christ’s love, which can make…

On the Virtue of Print Media

My very good wife gave me a great gift for Father’s Day. With air miles which were going to expire anyway, she got me a subscription to the Wall Street Journal. I had never had one before. We couldn’t justify…