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Archbishop Lori and the First Principle

Confronted with a “train wreck,” the new archbishop of Baltimore implores us to “pray diligently as communities, as families, and as individuals.”
Coming from clergy, this wouldn’t necessarily be breaking news, except the …

Women of Barnard — Cheerleading Squad

On his path to the White House, the current president of the United States sold himself as “change we can believe in.” A day after Mother’s Day this year, he ran with that “change” word in a commencement speech at Barnard,…

Seamus Hasson, a Man for All Seasons

They call it a war. Mainly, to dismiss it. As in: There they go again, fanning the flames of the culture wars, dividing Americans to win an election.
But it’s actually something very different going on. Under the guise of tolerance and magnanimit…

Losing America?

Vatican City — Are we who we say we are?
This is, or should be, the question of the hour — the question that ought to be at the center of our lives, drawing on and demonstrating our purpose.Keep reading this post . . .

Winning with Romney

Will it be Marco? Or New Mexico governor Susana Martinez (twofer!)? Will he be a Washington outsider, as Sarah Palin was? Will she be? Will Team Romney double down on the economics theme and go with Ohio senator Rob Portman, former director of the Offi…

The UnKennedy

Rick Santorum was a warrior returning home from battle.
In Washington, D.C., 1,000 Catholics gathered on April 19 for the eighth annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. This year, it was all about religious liberty. The former Pennsylvania senator &…

Ann Romney, Everywoman

‘Choice” is the word. It’s meant to stop all conversation and all debate. It’s designed to avoid directly addressing topics people don’t really want to talk about. Things such as life, death, children, balance; and the ult…

Taking Back Medicine

‘We have to get beyond the damn rhetoric,” Dr. John Bruchalski, tells a group of medical students on a recent stop in his second annual National Medical Students for Life Tour.
He’s talking about the a-word, abortion — the one m…