Listening: A Gift We Can Give Others in Our Journey Through Advent

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on Advent and listening to others in pain. “As every year comes to a close, we often look back at some of those who have passed away. This year includes the loss of Harper…

Fidelity to Christ Transcends Politics

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on looking past this election. “The election is upon us, and if the news reports and my own experience are accurate, the vast majority of us will be glad when it is over. I am…

What Does the Church Teach about Immigration?

Here is a piece I wrote for The Catholic Answer, the magazine for Our Sunday Visitor. Immigration is an important issue which we need to address, for the sake of the nation and for our neighbors. “The issue of immigration reform…

Now Is the Time We Might Model the Early Patriots and Their Faith

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on religious liberty in this election. Every Catholic today ought to be concerned that we are increasingly in danger of losing our liberty. Charity in Truth in “The Catholic Voice” Share

5 Reminders About Voting

Here’s a link to a post I wrote for the Archdiocese of Omaha’s blog. We’re not robots!!   Share

State's Use of Death Penalty Diminishes Culture of Life, Dignity of Human Person

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on a public policy issue, the use of the death penalty. “As I wrote at the end of my previous column, this month’s is about the death penalty. A referendum will be on the ballot…

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….