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America: Trust in God, Not People

Christ the King Annunciation Melkite Catholic Cathedral in Roslindale, Massachusetts

As I write this, I have no clue who will win the office of presidency for my home country, the United States of America.  I don’t know who will fill the hundreds of empty Congressional seats and the various gubernatorial ones either.  For weeks, months even, my heart has been clouded by a sense of impending doom and gloom, mostly […]

In The Not Too Distant Future…

Photography © by Andy Coan

A conversation in the not too distant future… “Who was the man in the black suit sitting behind Father Miguel during Mass this morning?”  Chris asked his father as they drove away from the parish. He caught his wife’s worried look and quick nod before he answered his 13 year old son.  “Well Chris, the National Department of Religion – you may […]

Daily Catholic Quote from C. S. Lewis on Moral Tyranny

C. S. Lewis

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without […]

The HHS Mandate and Conscience Made Simple – Five Things You Should Do Now

By now, most every Catholic and non-Catholic citizen is aware of the important debate taking place over President Obama’s effort to force Catholic organizations and institutions to provide sterilization coverage and contraceptive coverage, including abortion-inducing drugs, in the health insurance plans they offer their employees. The negative reaction to this mandate crosses lines of religion, age and sex. Many Catholics […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan

“The Catholic Church defends religious liberty, including freedom of conscience, for everyone. The Amish do not carry health insurance. The government respects their principles. Christian Scientists want to heal by prayer alone, and the new health-care reform law respects that. Quakers and others object to killing even in wartime, and the government respects that principle for conscientious objectors. By its […]

America’s Budget Deficit and Our Moral Crisis

Will Rogers once said, “If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to quit digging.” Regrettably, America has fiscally dug itself into a national debt which now publicly stands at $14.3 trillion dollars.  What’s more, this is the week that we were supposed to raise the debt ceiling, yet again, in order to avert another national […]