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

Lest the Cross Be Emptied of Its Power

While working on some other project I was skimming through Pope St. John Paul II’s wonderful work Veritatis splendor. The words “the cross” caught my eye, and I started reading. It made me consider something about these days of Holy…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice revisiting the question of immigration reform through the concrete example of my friend Lorenzo. Charity in Truth in “The Catholic Voice” Share

Republicans Should Fight for Hispanic Voters

Phyllis Schlafly is very sure that the acceptance of new immigrants, legal or otherwise, and particularly those of Latino or Hispanic background, will mean more liberal voters and so the end of our nation. I don’t share her sense of…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on recognizing that mid-term elections still provide us with an opportunity to effect change in abortion laws. Charity in Truth in “The Catholic Voice” Share

6 Points For The Catholic Confused About "Life Issues"

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this complaint from well-meaning Catholics: “We have a 40 Days for Life and a March for Life and a Novena for Life, but why don’t the bishops get behind a…

Here is my column in The Catholic Voice on the continued effort we need in order to achieve some sort of immigration reform. Charity in Truth in “The Catholic Voice” Share