At the time of James Oldo, Lodi was a town of some significance in the North of Italy about 25 miles southwest of Milan. Richly blessed with irrigated fields for agriculture and with the fighting spirit of the Gallic Celts who overran the town in ancient days, Lodi was idyllic. And it was so most especially for James Oldo, who enjoyed an easy life there since his birth in 1364. He came from a wealthy family. He was a painter, a singer, a musician and – it was said at the time – the best dancer in town. Read More
Check out my post over at CatholicVote.org.
That the life of Dorothy Day should be so terribly misunderstood ought not to come to any great surprise to any of us. When CNN pretends to have a serious debate about Easter by manufacturing a panel made completely of Resurrection deniers and those who don’t even believe Jesus existed, no wonder Dorothy is painted as some sort of radical leftist paragon. Read More
Here is my piece in The Catholic Voice on forming a good conscience.
Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about the Vatican, this happens. With a little help from its American friends, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, that same body that came out months ago with a recommendation for a single, overarching, global, financial authority, has just come out with a document titled “Vocation of the Business Leader, A Reflection” and it’s fan-friggin-tastic. Read More