Category Archives: Politics

Did the Founders Intend to Create a Christian Nation?

In his most recent column, Pat Buchanan notes the recent Pew survey that indicates that America has become less Christian over the last several years.  In 1990 86% of Americans said they were Christians, while it was only 78% by 2007.  There is a generational divide, too: younger people identify less as Christians than older [...]

Liberty, Lies, and Statistics

It’s easy to lie with statistics, but to completely invent data and then publish it in a peer-reviewed journal takes a lot more effort–and some serious chutzpah. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what Michael LaCour appears to have done in a study which purported to show that people more readily changed their position on same-sex marriage if [...]

Hillary Clinton and the Supreme Court

According to the Washington Post, Hillary Clinton told a group of her fundraisers that she will have a litmus test for her nominees to the Supreme Court (if she should win the presidency): they will have to agree with her that the 2010 Citizens United ruling must be overturned.  In that ruling the Supreme Court [...]

Catholic Political Activism and the Benedict Option

It often seems that the culture of the United States is headed in a direction that faithful Catholics cannot approve, and this makes them wonder what they should do to face a future that might turn out to be much less hospitable to Catholicism than has been true of the American past. Some speak of [...]

Dana Perino Spreads the ‘Good News’

Dana Perino — former White House Press Secretary under George W. Bush and current co-host on Fox’s “The Five” — is on the phone from a car headed to the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California. She’s on tour to promote her new autobiography, “And the Good News Is …: Lessons and Advice From [...]

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.


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