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What the Synod Relatio Didn’t Say (And How It Didn’t Say It)

Once again, the Vatican has tripped over the English language and landed in a heap of trouble. Late in 2013, I posted a pair of articles at Breitbart.com dealing with issues surrounding the Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”). Click here and here for them, [...]

The Most Pro-Life “Doctor Who” Ever—10 Points You Missed This Weekend

On Saturday October 4 the BBC ran the most boldly pro-life, explicitly anti-abortion TV show in the history of Doctor Who, and maybe in all of modern television. The show was so skillfully crafted that pro-abortion folks might not know what hit them yet, but they will soon. Here are the 10 pro-life highlights that you [...]

The Real St. Francis of Assisi

Back when Pope Francis was elected, I wrote the piece below for Breitbart.com, and unfortunately, it got lost in the wave of stories about the saint’s surprising and charismatic namesake. And that’s too bad. Francis is my confirmation saint, and even in my wilderness years away from the Church, I never lost my fondness for [...]

First Things First: Bishops Matter

A story: In 1865, the Missouri State Legislature required anyone who wanted to hold public office, teach in schools, or minister in a church to take an oath swearing that they had in no way helped the Confederate cause. They called it “the Iron Clad Oath,” for it effectively banned people who had so much [...]

Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation

We are honored to have The Most Reverend James D. Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, as a guest columnist to the CatholicVote.org blog.   Bishop Conley’s words here ought to serve as a guiding light for all Catholic Americans, especially as we prepare to pray together on Respect Life Sunday.  It is critical that all [...]

Mother Angelica and the Crusades: Two Videos That Speak Truth to Power

There are a lot of folks out there that subscribe to the notion that if you don’t have anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all. But if that prevents you from speaking the truth when people need to hear it, that’s no virtue. Yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater could be a [...]

The Legacy of Old St. Peter’s in NYC

The American Catholic Almanac, co-written by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson, is a daily reader of American Catholics who changed the United States.  It tells of Catholics who stepped foot on this soil long before the American founding, through the early years of the nation, and to the present day, visiting all kinds of people and places in between.   Saints and sinners appear [...]


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