Category Archives: Politics

Statue of Junipero Serra Could Be Removed from U.S. Capitol Building

A statue of Junipero Serra, the Franciscan missionary who founded many of California’s early missions, is in danger of being removed from its place in the U.S. capital building. The National Statuary Hall inside the capital includes two statues from each of the fifty states.  California is represented by Junipero Serra and Ronald Reagan. Despite [...]

This Triduum, Pray for Those Fomenting Hatred Against Christians in Indiana

Honestly, did anyone expect the situation to get this bad in Indiana? Every single day seems to bring worse news. The situation of the O’Connor family in particular has me sick to my stomach. Local news ABC 57 went looking for a restaurant owner that would go on camera to share their beliefs and found [...]

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 [...]

The Perils of Physician Assisted Suicide

The Heritage Foundations indefatigable Ryan Anderson has a short article and two interviews out on the dangers of physician assisted suicide, which may become a new front in the battle to defend respect for human life. Here is the article. And the interviews can be found here and here.

Conservatism and Judicial Restraint

When people think of non-liberal approaches to the exercise of judicial review, they usually think of conservatism’s claims to endorse judicial restraint, in opposition to what conservatives think of as liberal judicial activism.  There are some people on the right, however, who openly endorse judicial activism in defense of the ends they approve of.  One [...]

Patrick Henry: “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!”

Yesterday was the 240th anniversary of Patrick Henry’s famous speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses, ending with the cry, “Give me liberty, or give me death!”  To mark the occasion, I wrote a brief piece for the Daily Signal, discussing the background to the speech, as well as commenting on some of the political [...]

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 [...]

Knights of Columbus Forced out of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  The Massachusetts Knights of Columbus decided not to participate in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday because they felt that their motives for participating were being misrepresented. The Knights were accused by some Catholics of wanting to participate in the parade to give “cover” to a gay activist group that was marching this [...]


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