Finding Mercy With, Without Technology

Finding Mercy With, Without Technology

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on technology and mercy. “Continuing on the theme of mercy, I’d like to again focus on some concrete ways we can incorporate mercy in our lives.” …. Charity in Truth in “The Catholic Voice”

"Prescribed" Suicide Undercuts Dignity

“Prescribed” Suicide Undercuts Dignity

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on physician prescribed suicide. “I wish to continue this month with some meditations on living mercy, particularly as mercy relates to the question of physician assisted suicide, or more accurately, physician prescribed suicide. Twenty-five…

Living Mercy Much More Than a Slogan

Living Mercy Much More Than a Slogan

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on what living mercy could mean more concretely. “This month I’d like to invite us all to a more concrete examination of what living mercy could look like. But first, let me share something…

On Trump's Executive Order on Refugees, Look to Pope St. John XXIII

On Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees, Look to Pope St. John XXIII

Here’s my article at the National Catholic Register assessing President Trump’s executive order on refugees from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching. “The recent refugee executive order from the Trump administration sparked protests and impassioned statements of concern across the country. Many Catholic…

The Father Provides Our Model for Mercy

The Father Provides Our Model for Mercy

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on mercy. “Some time ago, readers may recall the listening sessions which Archbishop George J. Lucas held around the archdiocese to elicit comments about pastoral priorities for the future. The archbishop’s vision for the…

Fidelity to Christ Transcends Politics

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?

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

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”

3 Ways Catholics Misunderstand the Death Penalty

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.

Famous Quotes on Abortion Issue Provide Perspective for Election

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

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"

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]

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.

Guidelines for a "Good Candidate"

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…

Love Drives Church in Politics

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…