It would be a beautiful world if cradle Catholics remained faithful all their lives, and if converts (because, in this scenario, there wouldn’t be any reverts, like me) came to the Faith all unspotted and pure, with no nagging personal issues mucking up the place.
A beautiful world, yes, but not this world.
Let’s take the case of “Remington Steele” and James Bond star Pier... More
In his 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI predicted that “a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman.” By “disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium,” the Pope wrote, man would eventually view woman as a being who doesn’t deserve care and affection.
Shockingly, a similar line of thinking was expressed by... More
During his gun control press conference today President Obama referenced a few young children who were in the room who had written letters to him concerning violence with guns.
After reading excerpts from their letters and getting them to wave he said,
These are our kids. This is what they’re thinking about. And so what we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them, and ... More
The Telegraph, a UK news publication, reports that the top ten things that children put on their Christmas lists, included siblings and a dad. The number one gift children requested was a baby brother or sister. But it’s their number ten request that speaks volumes: a dad. In my book, that’s something that a child shouldn’t have to put on a Christmas list. That should be a given... More
“They’ve done it before and they’ll do it again and when they do it —
seems that only the children weep.”
-Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Remember when sports pundits called the Penn State football program squeaky clean? The famous Paterno creed, “winning with honor” served as the high standard for collegiate football.
Then, the Sandusky scandal erupted.... More
Today is Father’s Day. For most husbands, that means going to the opera with their wife, enjoying a round of golf with their son, or taking their daughter out to eat. But for many children, it can serve as a painful reminder that their father is either willfully absent or, by choice of their parents and with the approval of the state, that they live in a home with two moms.
It is my contention t... More
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. ~Albert Einstein
27 year old Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrived in New York this week to promote Facebook’s record $10 billion initial public offering. The Facebook hype on Wall Street is tempered by an investigative report on WND.com which has uncovered countless child pornography images lurking in plain sight wi... More
On a cold, rainy day this week, a 13-month old baby girl was found alone in an Occupy DC tent. Thirty minutes after police officers arrived, the little girl’s father returned. He was subsequently arrested and charged with 2nd degree cruelty to children.
It goes without saying that if the same thing had occurred at a Tea Party rally it would have been front-page news and the infant’s father... More
Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on.
Herman Cain told his senior staff that he is “reassessing” whether to remain in the race. http://cvote.to/8u
Blessed Pope John Paul II’s Bible and walking stick were untouched from a devastating fire at Catholic retreat center. Consider that a sign. http://cvote.to/8v
Sen. Bob Casey, Jr., D-PA, the p... More
First, Mark Stricherz pointed out on the CV Blog the political danger of supporting a flat tax plan in a general election campaign. Then Ramesh Ponnuru wrote a similar article calling the flat tax “fools gold for conservatives.” Ponnuru summed up the mathematical problem rather succinctly: “[R]eplacing a progressive income tax with a flat tax necessarily means slashing revenues, ... More