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101 Reasons to Give Thanks For Your Body

Yes, your body. The one you think is too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, too old, too weak. The one with the scars and the stretch marks, the wrinkles and the cellulite, the acne and the bald spot. The one you’ve long been wishing were just a little (or a lot) different from [...]

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago…

Abraham Lincoln understood this important truth: America’s greatness was neither an accident nor an entitlement. Whatever greatness was in this nation was, by the grace of God, an achievement of our forebears; an inheritance received through no merit of our own to be passed on to posterity out of duty, if not charity. Thus, the [...]

What the Pope Taught Me About Food, Sex, and God

When I was 19, I stopped eating. Not entirely. Just mostly. For the better part of six years, I survived on lettuce, tuna, and frozen yogurt. It’s not a diet I recommend, but at the time, it made me feel safe and in control. I hated my body back then. I hated its softness, its [...]

Mass in Middle Earth

I love my parish. Among other things, the liturgy is reverent and its music is truly beautiful. But I don’t usually appreciate these local blessings until I travel. Last weekend I visited Colorado. Since I needed to fly back home early Sunday morning, my friend and I caught a Saturday vigil Mass. The priest was [...]

On marriage fight, Chris Christie throws in the towl

The lawless New Jersey Supreme Court last week refused Governor Christie’s request for a stay (or temporary stop) on their ruling which said that same-sex “marriages” had to become legal in the Garden State. Today, Christie gave up. He withdrew his appeal. He said that the state’s high court “had left no ambiguity” as to [...]

Rep. Collins on military chaplains: First Amendment is never ‘Non Essential’

Rep. Doug Collins, R-GA, who has also served himself as a military chaplain, sent a letter yesterday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about military chaplains not being allowed on military bases during the government shutdown — even on a voluntary basis. Collins sent the letter to Secretary Hagel after CNN and other media outlets reported [...]

Gov. Brown vetoes sex abuse bill for being unfair to private groups

Governor Jerry Brown of California is definitely a liberal. But he’s not afraid to occasionally go against the grain of the left wing of his party. Case in point: He recently vetoed seven gun-control measures. More importantly for Catholics in California, he vetoed a bill which would have given those who were sexually victimized when [...]

CatholicVote in USA Today

We’re fighting on every front for religious freedom. Our legal team is working overtime on the briefs needed to take our lawsuit challenging the HHS Mandate to the Supreme Court. This morning we released an editorial authored by John Kennedy — the Catholic businessman suing Kathleen Sebelius with help from the CV Legal Defense Fund. [...]

Theology of the Body is about more than just human sexuality

It’s about where we work, where we eat, where we laugh, and where we pray. And so CV blogger Emily Stimpson has written a new book called These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body. She tries to explain what the theology of the body has to say about life beyond the bedroom — in all those [...]

The Hard Way of Pope Francis

Call it “The Hard Way of Pope Francis.” Here are three major challenges of Pope Francis that I expect hit raw nerves in more Americans than just me. 1. At all costs, follow Christ crucified. He came right out of the box with this one, in his first Mass after becoming Pope, saying that without Christ [...]


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