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…

Why We Serve: Religious Freedom and Catholic Service for the Poor

Here is my piece at the National Catholic Register on what Christopher Hitchens taught me about Religious Liberty and why we are fighting for it in the U.S. Share

ALERT: The Pope Is Still Not a Marxist

Before everyone gets all freaky on the pope once again, his latest statement – up on Drudge in big scary letters – is that there should be a “legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state.” The headline reads: POPE:…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on the environment. There is actually a great deal of common ground on this issue on which we should take advantage. Charity in Truth in “The Catholic Voice” Share

Midterm Elections Offers Another Opportunity for Formation

Here is my piece at the National Catholic Register on conscience formation and the U.S. Bishop’s document “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.” Share