A World War Being Waged, not with Weapons, but Ideas

One of Pope Francis’ most persistent prophetic protests — perhaps the one most consistently ignored by secular media outlets — has been against what he has vividly and aptly called “ideological colonization.” This refers to the attempt by western liberal democracies and institutions to compel, through economic and political pressure, countries and regions that were formerly colonized militarily to accept […]

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 […]

US Bishops Request Your Urgent Action

URGENT ACTION ALERTS: New Threat to Conscience On August 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an “interim final rule” that will require virtually all private health plans to include coverage for all FDA-approved prescription contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and related “patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity.” These are listed among “preventive services for […]

Condoms and Grade School Children

Dr. Peter Kreeft wrote in Back to Virtue, “The patient, Western civilization, may indeed die soon and will certainly die some day, for everything human is mortal. But it need not die now. Though we are sliding towards the abyss…we can (still) turn back the clock which keeps false time.” It seems we are bound and determined to continue the […]

A Jubilee of False Gold

On Sunday our nation celebrated Mother’s Day. It’s highly fitting that we stop, at least one day a year, to express our gratitude to and for our mothers, because so often so many children can take their mothers for granted the rest of the year. It’s also a day to contemplate the inestimable good of motherhood, which is always less […]