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….

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’…

Action on the Environment Founded in Fruitful Spirituality

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice again on Pope Francis’ Laudato Si and some practical statements by the pope as well as a reminder about a proper spirituality. “Three months ago in my reflections on ‘Laudato Si’’ I pointed out that…

“Merciful Like the Father” What is the Jubilee of Mercy?

Here is a piece I wrote on the Year of Mercy for The Catholic Answer, the magazine for Our Sunday Visitor. The Holy Father really has some beautiful thoughts on which we should reflect. “In the papal bull of indiction Misericordiae Vultus…

Social Catholicism and Catholic Social Teaching

Here is a video of a presentation I gave to the Omaha chapter of the Catholic Professional & Business Club. Thanks to the folks there for letting me present on this subject. Pictured above is Leon Harmel. Share

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice again on Pope Francis’ Laudato Si and some examples overseas of environmental degradation. “Continuing with my reflections on “Laudato Si’,” the encyclical by Pope Francis on the environment, I would like to point out some…