After Hobby Lobby, What Next?

If you believe the liberal media, the Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. is the most sweeping and revolutionary case since Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Of course they’re right, but not for the reasons they suppose. Nothing has changed, but then everything has changed. In the particulars, this was a very narrow ruling, but the legal landscape has been transfo... More

Spiritual Environmentalism: Protecting the Marriage Ecosystem

What can a tree frog teach us about marriage? Ideological environmentalism would seem like an unlikely place to look for inspiration for social conservatives. It is an understatement to say that groups like the Sierra Club and the World Wildlife Fund do not share our reverence for the sacredness of human life, but instead view humanity as the enemy. The difference between conservation and environm... More

Pope Says Nope To Dope

With the legal sale of recreational cannabis going into effect last week in Colorado, CNN has released a new poll which shows that only 35% of the population believes toking up is morally wrong and a clear majority supports legalization.  Unlike other hot-button social issues that are more evenly divided, faithful Catholics are decidedly in the minority here. With our faith under attack in so man... More
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Which Side of History?

In a gentler age, we would not have news reports covering an internal family squabble between the daughters of former Vice President Cheney, but such are the times that even the definition of what a family is has become politicized. In the airing of her family grievances, Mary Cheney uses all the clichés that are now standard for supporters of same-sex marriage. The most galling is the claim that... More

Is Pope Francis Catholic?

This is an absurd rhetorical question, but it bears asking, because according to Jon O’Brien, president of the hilariously named “Catholics for Choice,” Pope Francis is not nearly Catholic enough (or too Catholic, depending on how you look at it). Writing in the Washington Post, he provides a list of complaints which, in his view, the Catholic Church badly needs to address. Like Martin Luthe... More

Did Pope Francis Say Homosexual Behavior Is OK?

Short Answer: No Pope Francis made some impromptu remarks for reporters while returning from World Youth Day, and now headlines across the mainstream media blare that he made some kind of stunning reversal of Catholic teaching. Earlier in the same interview, he half-jokingly said, “I think like a Jesuit.” True to the stereotype of the Society of Jesus, Pope Francis has a very logical mind, so ... More

Marriage up for Re-Election in Ohio in 2014

Fortunately for us, the founding fathers did not give God term limits or make religious liberty stand for re-election every two years. Nevertheless, same-sex marriage advocates in Ohio are campaigning for signatures to put marriage on the ballot once again even though the question was settled decisively in 2004, by a margin of 62% in favor to 38% against the traditional and longstanding definition... More

Justice and the Domestic Church

On the occasion of Father’s Day, we should consider that fully one quarter of households in the United States have no father present. On a per-capita basis, one in three children does not have his or her biological father present. Liberals will shrug at this unprecedented divergence from all past experience and say that it doesn’t matter, but it doesn’t take a genius to see that the conseque... More

Christ Didn’t Tell the Woman at the Well: “Go and Get Plan B”

After relentless and vociferous criticism from feminist organizations, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius has abandoned her opposition to the over-the-counter sale to minors of the so-called “Plan B” contraception pill which can also be used to cause the abortion of a fertilized egg. This cowardly retreat by Secretary Sibelius is hardly surprising, but it is nevertheless rev... More

Why Do Liberals Love to Hate Catholic Schools?

A former Catholic school teacher, Christa Dias, is suing the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for firing her after she artificially inseminated herself to conceive a child out of wedlock, which is a violation of the teachings of the Church and of her employment contract. Meanwhile, Carla Hale continues her battle against the Diocese of Columbus after being dismissed for her making her lesbian “spousal... More

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