3 Ways Catholics Misunderstand the Death Penalty

Here’s a post I did for the Archdiocese of Omaha in connection the effort to retain the repeal of the death penalty here in Nebraska. Check it out. Share

Famous Quotes on Abortion Issue Provide Perspective for Election

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on some public policy issues, starting with abortion. I started it thinking I might give an involved response to some of the many fallacies I hear repeated by Catholics around this issue, but decided…

There Are Some Exceptions to the Rule

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice continuing the conversation about whether a Catholic can vote for someone who supports an intrinsic evil. “The bishops tell us we may not vote for someone who supports an intrinsic evil if we’re supporting that…

Remembering that "Evil is Evil"

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice beginning the conversation about whether a Catholic can vote for someone who supports an intrinsic evil. “Last month, I wrote about how we begin to consider a candidate for whom to vote. The U.S….

How Christians Should Think About the Environment [video]

Below is a video of my presentation at Hope College on Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’. Thanks to Hope College and the St. Benedict Forum for their good work and for bringing me up to Holland, Michigan for the talk. Share

Guidelines for a "Good Candidate"

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on how a Catholic might begin to discern how to find a good candidate for whom to vote. “I’m continuing this month with my series on voting. Last month, I wrote about our responsibility…

Voting: One Way To Oppose Injustice

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice  on what St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) said about why we ought to be voting. “Continuing with the theme of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, I’d like to focus on the…

Love Drives Church in Politics

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice  on the church and politics and why we shouldn’t think they are oil and water. “I would like to continue this month on the U.S. Bishops’ document ‘Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,’ the new…

Election Year Offers Opportunity

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice  on this election year and why we should welcome it. “Happy New Year. We are now in 2016 and find ourselves in an election year, too. We might be tempted to groan about this fact….

Bishops' Document on Citizenship Teaches From Spirit of the Church

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice  on some of the changes in the US Bishops document on voting. “The election is less than a year away, and the United States bishops have released their document ‘Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship’…