Everyone Deserves a Voice

Catholicism is openly acknowledged as ‘the last acceptable prejudice’. Archbishop Tomasi, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, demands that Catholic values, Catholic perspectives, and Catholic arguments should not be stigmatized because some people don’t like them.

Abstinence–the Choice of a New Generation

Condoms have been a staple in public high schools – and, increasingly, in middle schools – for some time now. Health class – a staple of school – usually includes at least one unit of instruction on how to properly use prophylactics. The curriculum includes comprehensive instruction in different methods of birth control, how to…

Murder by the Numbers…

Earlier this week, Harry Reid announced that he would use every means at his disposal to block any Continuing Resolution or spending bill that contained ideological language – and specifically mentioned the attempt to de-fund Planned Parenthood. His argument – and that of other supporters of Planned Parenthood – is that most of their services…

Who Do You Serve, Senators?

The Senate defeated, 44-56, HR1, the bill that would have allowed the government to continue spending money. Part of  the continuing resolution (CR)  was an amendment that defunded Planned Parenthood. All Democratic senators voted against the CR and three Republicans sided with the nays. While one can argue that this was moot – Mr. Obama…

Why the Death Penalty is Wrong

Note: The Connecticut General Assembly began debate on the future of capital punishment. This is an issue that creates conflict among all manner of communities – including our Catholic communities. Please read this essay, reflect on it with a heart free of preconceptions, prejudices, and empathy for victims of violent crime. Then call your representatives…and I…

The Apostles didn’t need Collective Bargaining…

A century ago, blacks, immigrants, Catholics, and other ‘undesirables’ were openly lynched in communities throughout the United States. Jim Crow laws were accepted practically everywhere – and defended under the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine. Workers dying in droves was so common it rarely made the news – the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and Matewan are examples…