During a talk to the United States Conference of Mayors today that centered on President Obama’s gun control efforts Joe Biden said,
We’ll not be able to stop every act of senseless gun violence or any other kind of violence, we know that in the future. … I think we can begin again, not because of guns alone, but I think we can begin an endeavor that stops the coarsening of Ame... More
Mary Higgins Clark was asked by the New York Times:
If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?
And she replied:
The Constitution, with emphasis on the First Amendment.
She is Catholic, and the reminder sure is timely as we consider who will be president come January 20th.
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A victory to be proud of and to find hope for our cause. This story is very good news. The First Amendment will be upheld and respected. Religious freedom will not be squashed.
Although it does re-enforce the separation of state and church, it does not enforce, but rather protects separating individuals from their religion. This is what the curre... More
And the Pope has cast his arms abroad for agony and loss,
And called the kings of Christendom for swords about the Cross…
— Lepanto by G. K. Chesterton
I have sympathy for the sentiment Emily expresses. I do. I know it’s a lament shared by many Catholics when they look at the state of the Church now. It’s important we acknowledge past sins of omission — personal, pa... More
The First Amendment as ratified in 1791:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Now I have a couple of theories about the way the Obama administration views this. Eit... More
Bishops are calling attention to new "Catholics Need Not Apply" signs.
The Church is raising the alarm: Our religious liberty is under attack.
Cardinal Francis George was prophetic in 2009 when he said the White House had taken “the first step in moving our country from democracy to despotism.” That was when President Obama broke the promise he made to Catholics at Notre Dame and mad... More