Category Archives: Culture

The ACLU’s Attack on Civil Liberties

The ACLU has decided to lend its legal talents to the defense of an aggressive form of “civil rights,” and this makes it hostile to traditional forms of civil liberties–especially the free exercise of religion.  I write about this in this article at Public Discourse. Here is a key passage, in which I contend that [...]

Indiana is the new Brendan Eich

In 1993, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) passed the Democrat controlled U.S. House of Representatives unanimously. It passed the U.S. Senate (also controlled by Democrats) by a vote of 97-3. It was signed into law by Bill Clinton. RFRA, allows the government to place a “substantial burden” on someone’s religious beliefs and practice so [...]

A Pro-Life Politician Goes Horribly Wrong

Arkansas State Rep. Kim Hammer had a strong record of defending life. He was a co-sponsor of bill in the Arkansas Legislature to ban abortions after twenty weeks and supported another bill to ban abortions when a heartbeat can be detected. However sterling his pro-life bona fides though, it cannot excuse his most recent proposal [...]

500 Priests in England and Wales Just Signed A Letter That Everyone Should Read

This letter may well be considered a historical document someday. Nearly 500 priests from England and Wales have signed a letter, published in the UK Catholic Herald this week, in which they state in no uncertain terms that the upcoming synod on the family should uphold the Church’s teaching on marriage. Hopefully this will be [...]

Even in space travel, we have a need for relics

I’ve never really understood the Protestant criticism of Catholics venerating relics of saints. We remember the life of St. John Paul, we’re not worshiping his clothing? Do we think he’s a God because we keep some memento of his to remember him? And let’s be honest, secular society also recognizes the importance of honoring the [...]

VIDEO: 60 Minutes on Isis vs. Christians

  “They took everything from us, but they cannot take God from our hearts. They cannot.” Those are the opening words of Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf in Mosul on tonight’s 60 Minutes episode. The show chronicles the ascendancy of ISIS there. He shares the sad news: His ancient church, which still prays in the language of [...]

Three Reasons to Remember that We Can Deserve the Death Penalty

As readers of CV, and of the larger Catholic blogosphere know, there has been a robust debate going on recently among Catholics about the morality of capital punishment.  I would like to say more about that when I get the chance.  For now, however, I would like to point out what I think is a [...]


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