Brian Burch

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CatholicVote members respond to the budget crisis and Medicare reform

Faithful Catholics often are stereotyped as caring about one or two issues at the expense of everything else. At one level they are right. Abortion and marriage are indeed foundational, and they will ... More

Seattle school renames Easter eggs ‘Spring Spheres’

Did a double take --- am I reading The Onion? Seriously, you can't make this stuff up. "At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other cand... More

Nothing to see here, move along [UPDATED]

UPDATE: According to the New York Daily News, the pro-life billboard has been taken down after Al Sharpton and others threatened to protest the message as 'racial profiling'. A new billboard in the... More

Madison Bishop Writes Catholics on WI Union Debate

Readers of the CV blog likely will be interested in reading this letter released today by Bishop Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison, WI.  His letter is an important supplement to the statement ... More

Catholic Charities Critiques Govt Bureaucracy

Catholic Charities USA along with its local affiliates are most likely the largest organized charitable arm of the Catholic Church. I use the qualifier "organized" on purpose, since the vast majority... More

World Youth Day 2011 — new video

Our friends at Grassroots Films just released another fantastic video, this one promoting World Youth Day in Madrid this summer.  Check it out: ... More

Church Ad Fail

The popularity of Thomas' Worst Vocations Poster Ever post this AM reminded me of this ad I snapped from my local paper a week or so ago. This ad for "church" made me long for the wit of the late F... More

Beato Subito: Blessed John Paul II?

Anyone up for a trip to Rome this fall? Whispers reports that the announcement of the planned beatification of Pope John Paul II  is imminent: Under the headline, "The cardinals OK the miracle, W... More

Groundhog Day

From a CV reader this AM: An examination of the calendar for 2011 reveals that Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address will occur on the same day. Ironic, isn't it? One event invol... More

Catholic Gov. to Sign IL Civil Unions Law

Lest anyone is tempted to think all is well politically in America, look no further than Illinois.  In a shameless rushed lame-duck maneuver, the Illinois legislature rammed through a new law approv... More


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