Debate fails to persuade dissenters; conversion of heart needed

Nestled in the mountains not far from Naples, Italy, there’s a rustic little village known as Pietrelcina. Visitors from all over the world descend...

Human Freedom; Part two: Education for freedom

“It is not enough to say ‘I am free’,” Blessed John Paul II was accustomed to say, “One needs also to say ‘I am...

Our faith should transform our politics

In response to editors' requests for a regular sampling of current commentary from around the Catholic press, here is a column titled "Our faith...

Government vs. our consciences

writing my essay Americans have produced a nation unlike any other on the planet. We donate more time and money to charitable causes than any...

Another coalition for religious freedom?

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 1990 decision in Employment Division v. Smith, a broad, bipartisan coalition quickly formed to restore to federal...

The Church and the unions

The defense of nascent trade unionism in late-19th-century America is a bright chapter in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States....

Can organ-harvesters be Number One?

Despite some hiccups caused by the sorry state of the world economy, China is still The Future for many global analysts. Thomas Friedman of...

Pro-life legislation stalled by Ninth Circuit Court extremism

Back in 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court concocted the right to abortion, people screamed bloody murder — and they meant that literally. Pro-lifers have spent more than four decades praying, working and campaigning to protect the lives of the most vulnerable among us: the unborn child.

Human Freedom; Part one: Free with the help of God

“Give me liberty or give me death,” Patrick Henry’s famous cry, at our nation’s birth, continues to stir hearts today; the struggle for freedom is no less urgent now, as evidenced in rallies and fortnights throughout our country protesting against the HHS mandates and other threats to religious liberty.

Opposed to the death penalty

The loss of a loved one to murder is unfathomable. When life is unjustly ripped away, it tears at the fabric of communities, instills fear and anger, and irrevocably alters the foundation of the family left behind in mourning.