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At Synod14, the Pope Has the Last Word

      The just-concluded Synod on the Family at the Vatican has proven to be as contentious and fraught with drama as any large family... More
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Render Unto Caesar This Nov. 4

At the height of the American political season, the Church providentially gives us the famous “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God wh... More
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Where the Michigan Senate candidates stand on the issues

The Senate race in Michigan is still close.  Here at CV, our team has been watching Terri Lynn Land and Gary Peters so we can offer Catholic voters ... More
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Where the South Dakota Senate candidates stand on the issues

Midterm elections can seem like inside baseball – fascinating for politicos, crucial for politicians, but just not as interesting as a president... More
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Lord, Have Mercy

In the Synod on the Family, there is a lot of discussion about mercy. As Pope Francis said a year ago, the Catholic Church is a “field hospital” f... More
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Who is Trying to Rig Synod14?

I ask the question in my headline because of reports like this from Edward Pentin in the National  Catholic  Register: “More and more there is... More
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‘Sons of Anarchy’: An Unlikely Catechesis

You can take the boy out of Catholicism, but it’s hard to take Catholicism out of the boy. If there’s a bright center of Truth, Beauty an... More
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What the Synod Relatio Didn’t Say (And How It Didn’t Say It)

Once again, the Vatican has tripped over the English language and landed in a heap of trouble. Late in 2013, I posted a pair of articles at Breitbart... More
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Marriage, Doctrine, and Lived Experience

There is a lot of discussion going on about the document produced at this stage in connection with the synod on the family.  The document suggests th... More
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UPDATED Houston Has a Problem: City Subpoenas Preachers’ Sermons over Equal Rights

Earlier this year, the city of Houston, Texas passed an equal rights ordinance which bans, among other things, discrimination based on gender identity... More

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