Texas Law is Saving Lives

If you want a preview of what we are in for should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, just observe the pro-abortion hysteria over the Texas “heartbeat” law protecting the lives of helpless infants in their mothers’ wombs. “Extremist law” blares a headline in The Atlantic over an inflammatory charge that “conservative legislators inContinue reading “Texas Law is Saving Lives”

What Next For Andrew Cuomo?

“The tumult and the shouting dies, The Captains and the Kings depart. Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice– An humble and a contrite heart.” I first used that verse from Rudyard Kipling–immortalized in the title of Taylor Caldwell’s novel, The Captains and the Kings–when I wrote about the last New York governor who resigned in disgraceContinue reading “What Next For Andrew Cuomo?”


How should Catholics regard the phenomenon of populism, and its current manifestations in America and around the world? Pope Francis warns against “the prejudice of populism, countries who close in on themselves and turn to ideologies,” including “the old ideologies that created the Second World War.” Unquestionably, Hitler had a powerful populist appeal that helpedContinue reading “Populism”

Biden’s Assault on the Hyde Amendment

I wasn’t going to belabor the Joe Biden issue beyond my previous post—and guest essay in Newsday—regarding the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) commissioning a document on the Eucharist amid the pro-abortion President’s very public Catholicism and reception of the sacraments. But now the Biden administration is acting on the President’s campaign promise toContinue reading “Biden’s Assault on the Hyde Amendment”

The Bishops and the Eucharist

Amid the contrived hysteria over the U.S. Bishops’ commissioning a draft document on the Eucharist, some calm, rational clarification is in order. To begin with, whatever document ultimately emerges from this process will NOT—because it CANNOT—bar President Biden, or any abortion-supporting Catholic politician, from reception of Communion. That authority is delegated to diocesan bishops, actingContinue reading “The Bishops and the Eucharist”

The Life and Witness of Dan Berrigan

It will surprise some that I have a certain admiration for the late Father Daniel Berrigan, the controversial Catholic peace activist who was born 100 years ago this month, and died just five years ago. Certainly, I differed with much of Father Berrigan’s world view. But I’ve long felt—a feeling further affirmed when I readContinue reading “The Life and Witness of Dan Berrigan”