Category Archives: American Papist

The Choice 2014 [Updated]

Catholics face an important choice in 2014 and in the years ahead. Some of the comments and reactions to my post earlier this week on Pope Francis’s decision not to renew Cardinal Burke’s membership on the Congregation for Bishops revealed a disturbing trend to me, namely, the extent to which many Catholics have adopted an apprehensive [...]

Reality check: Burke’s star will shine on

The knives are out for Cardinal Burke this morning. He’s on the next plane out of Rome after Pope Francis sacked him and summarily ended all of his duties this morning. Oh wait, that’s not what happened. Actually, Pope Francis simply chose not to renew his membership on the Congregation for Bishops, the body that [...]

Be a Part of History: Stand with Thomas Peters

Three months ago I wrote a post on Catholic Vote called “I Stand with Thomas Peters, do you?” and I’m thrilled to say that much has changed since that last post. But, one thing has stayed the same – I still stand with Thomas Peters. And now, I’d like to ask you to, as well. [...]

Reflections On My Time Away

 [Editor Note: The CV family continues to pray for the speedy recovery of Thomas Peters.  We know that Thomas and Natalie are both grateful for all of your prayers, love, and support.  While Thomas' condition continues to improve, he is not expected to return to CV as a regular contributor immediately.  The following post was [...]

I stand with Thomas Peters. Do you?

As you may know, on July 16th Thomas was in a horrible swimming accident, which left him in critical condition. Since then, he has been stabilized (praise God!) and continues to make his way down the path to recovery. It has not been an easy road and the journey ahead will be long and strenuous, [...]

Video: Obama Calls for an End to Catholic Schools

Earlier this week in Northern Ireland, Notre Dame honorary-degree holder President Obama called for an end to Catholic schools, in front of an audience of about 2,000 young people — many of them Catholic: This was part of his official prepared remarks which are now available on the White House website: “…Because issues like segregated [...]

Obama Just Injected Himself in to the Late-term Abortion Debate (Push Back!)

The U.S. House of Representatives is about to take a historic vote today on ending abortion for unborn children over 20 weeks old (H.R. 1797, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”). The bill has been sponsored in large part in reaction to the horrors of the Gosnell abortion clinic. President Obama has avoided talking about [...]

The Day BuzzFeed Actually Gave Good Advice About Receiving Communion

If BuzzFeed is any guide to where our culture is at, we’re in bad shape. The website shamelessly seeks out as many clicks as possible by posting funny memes, cat pictures (lots of cat pictures) and important cultural contributions such as “22 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Realize Were the Same Age” (not kidding). On any [...]

Coolest Thing Ever? Catholic School Hosts Conclave!

I spotted this on the Fr. Z blog and was bowled over by the attention to detail. Talk about Catholic education! Here’s one photo of the proceedings: See the rest of the photos and a play-by-play of how the Conclave went down at Fr. Z’s blog. UPDATE — already one of my Facebook followers has [...]


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