Liberal Catholic academics send Boehner an uncharitable and deeply-flawed letter

A group of liberal Catholic academics, led by professors at Catholic University, have written a public letter to Catholic Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) calling for protection of social-welfare programs that they argue are mortally threatened by the current budget proposal. The lead signatory, Professor Stephen Schneck, invokes the Gospel mandate to help the poor—to ensure that “the ... More

Video: “Wisdom in God’s Country” – Wyoming Catholic Graduates First Class

Don’t you wish your college graduation was accompanied by a video this cool? Wyoming Catholic is America’s newest Catholic college, and I expect we are going to hear more and more good things about it in the years to come. From everything I’ve seen, WCC is an excellent example of the New Evangelization transforming Catholic higher ed. A friend writes about it: “The school ... More

*UPDATE* Not a Typo! Norwich Diocesan Newspaper notes pro-abortion AG invited to speak to Catholic grade schoolers

UPDATE: Please see below for an important update to this story. A surprised reader of Four County Catholic – the official newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Norwich, CT –  just contacted me and pointed out this news item in the most recent April 2011 issue: … “protecting a woman’s right to choose”? How did that get past the editor? And why is a known advocat... More

Catholic Institutions Need More Vince Lombardi’s

Over the past few days, while political and religious analysts have written about Libya and the latest sex abuse scandals, I have thought about the success of Catholic high school sports coaches. On Saturday, my alma mater played in the California boys basketball championship. On Sunday on 60 Minutes, the legendary Bob Hurley of St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, New Jersey was profiled.... More
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Ave Maria University hires Jim Towey as their new President and CEO

Kudos on AMU for selecting an excellent candidate as their next President and CEO (are college presidents often given the title CEO?) Jim Towey previously served as President of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., from 2006 until last summer. Before St. Vincent’s, Towey was Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under President George W. Bush. Towey als... More
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Georgetown U ignores bishops’ directive, gives platform to HRC’s anti-Catholic Pres

The Cardinal Newman Society brought this to my attention first: This afternoon, Jesuit, Catholic Georgetown University is hosting a lecture by Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), according to the University events page. The event with HRC is dubbed “Beyond DADT Repeal: The Future of the LGBTQ Rights Movement.” The page describes the HRC as ”America’s largest lesbi... More

Rep. Lipinski introduces school choice bill

Making sure that students have alternatives to failing government schools is a priority of Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-IL, whose district covers the South Side of Chicago. And during this week, which is School Choice Week, Lipinski joined many Republicans and Democrats in introducing the bipartisan Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act. The program will c... More

St. Katharine Drexel: The anti-Margaret Sanger

St. Katharine Drexel at a school she founded for African American students in Beaumont, Texas. Despite our lingering recession, America has long been blessed with prosperity. Nevertheless, many Americans in each generation have still suffered in poverty. Two American women who made their mark in the 20th Century offered vastly different visions for those who were impoverished. The first is Mar... More
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