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The three best arguments for dropping the atomic bomb

1. 2. 3.   Yeah, because there aren’t any. Sorry. There’s simply no way to square that circle. There’s no way to say it’s okay to intentionally kill tens of thousands of civilians because of ____. You just can’t finish that sentence in harmony with Catholic morality. At all. We are not talking about the [...]

Catholic education must rely not just on teachers, but witnesses

Much is made these days about reforming Catholic education, specifically of improving academic achievement and Catholic identity in our Catholic schools. Both are in need of improvement. I would argue, however, that we cannot make significant improvement in either of these directly, that is, without addressing more fundamental issues first. I believe that both academic [...]

WYD 2016: A Pilgrim’s Primer to the City of John Paul II (Part Two)

Kraków is thick with the spirit and memory of the soon-to-be-canonized John Paul II. It is a place full of what Pope Francis called, in Lumen Fidei, “visible and material realities [which] point beyond themselves to the mystery of the eternal.” Yesterday I listed five Can’t-Miss places that pilgrims to Kraków should check out. These next [...]

Card. George: Dishonest to say Church can’t support marriage and the poor

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cardinal George of Chicago wrote the following response to an “Open Letter” by Catholics who criticized the Archdiocese of Chicago for ending funding to a group which came out in favor of same-sex “marriage.” Cardinal George’s response was posted on the Facebook wall of the Catholic Conference of Illinois last night. We have [...]

Top 10 Rio Quotes: What Francis Said and Why

Here are my favorite Pope Francis World Youth Day quotes, and my case for why they are important. 1. Since so many people are gloomy about the Church’s future after defeats, he said: “Christians cannot be pessimists! They do not look like someone in constant mourning. If we are truly in love with Christ and [...]

A difficult day of recovery for Thomas Peters

Editor’s Note: We’re reprinting this latest update on Thomas from the Update & Information Center for the Recovery of Thomas Peters. As you likely know, Thomas has been a blogger here at for many years and he’s also our friend. People have asked us how they can help Thomas and Natalie. You’ll find that [...]


We live in a nation of liars. I suppose that has been the case for a long while since we are all fallen creatures. Lying is just part of what it means to struggle with sin. So maybe I should say that we’ve become a nation just so totally inoculated to lying that we have [...]

Bono has a suggestion on how to help Africa and it might surprise you

Thanks to Drudge and others, this video clip of U2′s Bono speaking at Georgetown University back in November is lighting up the Interwebs today:   U2′s Bono Speaks at GU Global Social Enterprise Event from Values & Capitalism on Vimeo. Read more over at the original posting at Values & Capitalism blog.

Please pray for Thomas Peters {UPDATED}

The entire team here at CatholicVote asks that you pray for our dear friend, Thomas Peters. Thomas was involved in an accident yesterday evening and has sustained major injuries. He is awake, responsive, and in stable but critical condition. Family and friends are with him. Out of respect for Thomas and his family, we will [...]



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