Category Archives: Breaking News

The Supreme Court Chases Rainbows

For all the pomp and protests, the Supreme Court’s decisions today in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor have not changed anything. The supreme majesty of the Universe and the orbits of the celestial spheres are unmoved from their appointed courses. The sun and the moon still shine. The grass is green and [...]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Traditional Definition of Marriage. What’s Next?

NOTE: The views expressed herein do not represent the official position of CatholicVote.org. We present this commentary to help you form your own opinion.     News just broke that the Supreme Court has struck down the federal definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman. This is an extremely disappointing development, [...]

Victory! Illinois fails to redefine marriage

Those who want to eliminate the institution of marriage (their words, not mine) have their sights set on the heartland of America. After successfully redefining marriage in New England, progressives are taking their fight to the Midwest. Realizing that they have a pretty low batting average when it comes to redefining marriage at the ballot [...]

El Salvador Supreme Court Respects Constitution, Life

A person’s a person, no matter how small, even if he or she has anencephaly and will only live for a few hours after birth. It’s a guiding principle: from the moment of conception the new human person has the right to live, and no one else’s rights can trump that right. This fairly simple [...]

Seven Quick Takes Friday: Catholic Vote Style (Vol. 2)

Just in case you find yourself with some time that needs wasting today, here’s what caught my fancy this past week, while I was wasting time of my own. 1.  It’s official: The Huffington Post should stick to celebrity gossip and lifestyle reporting. If you had any doubts about the website’s ability to handle serious [...]

What Pope Francis really said about atheists

Pope Francis raised a lot of eyebrows Wednesday after saying all people who do good works, including atheists, are going to heaven. At least, that’s how the Huffington Post interpreted Pope Francis’ Wednesday morning homily. Here’s what Pope Francis really said about atheists: The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the [...]

Seven Quick Takes Friday: Catholic Vote Style

  I did the surfing, so you don’t have to. Here are the fruits of today’s writer’s block: The good, the bad, the beautiful, and the weird from around the Web this week. 1. Have you been paying attention to how young Catholics in France are rallying against gay marriage? Because you should.     This [...]

Conservatives? Harass them! Planned Parenthood? Fund them!

The Washington Post now reports that officials at the highest levels of the Internal Revenue Service were aware of the program to target conservative organizations applying for tax-exempt status prior to the 2012 elections but that they remained silent. The deliberate and shocking targeting of conservative organizations that sought tax-exempt status stands in contrast to government collusion [...]

President Obama put politics first, people second with the Gosnell case

Fort Hood. Tucson. Aurora. Newtown. Boston. These are just a few of the tragedies that have taken place over the past several years. To his credit, President Obama responded to these horrific incidents with great aplomb. For the most part, he put politics aside and did the best he could to assure us everything would [...]


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