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”

Lethal Threat to Pro-Life Pregnancy Services

Pro-life pregnancy resources are being targeted for destruction by the New York State legislature. Bill A05499 would authorize the New York State Health Commissioner to conduct a study of pro-life pregnancy centers in the state, potentially overwhelming their limited resources and largely volunteer staffs with requirements to compile and turn over to the state voluminousContinue reading “Lethal Threat to Pro-Life Pregnancy Services”