web analytics

Voting Your Conscience? What is the Conscience?

The Church asks us to vote our conscience in every election, but what is the conscience? It may not be at all what you think it is. There are a lot of strong voices out there asking for your vote, but those strong voices are not your conscience, even if you may tend to agree […]

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary, the Mother of God. It is a holy day of obligation for Catholics throughout the world, meaning that all Catholics are obligated to attend Holy Mass today. The Assumption of Mary refers to her body being “assumed” into heaven upon her death. Many of my […]

Csanad Szegedi Acknowledges His Jewish Roots

This is pretty amazing. Associated Press:  As a rising star in Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party, Csanad Szegedi was notorious for his incendiary comments on Jews: He accused them of “buying up” the country, railed about the “Jewishness” of the political elite and claimed Jews were desecrating national symbols. Then came a revelation that knocked him […]

Paul Ryan and Poverty on Twitter

Here are some tweets about Paul Ryan and poverty on Twitter to give you a sense of the messaging on this issue. I’ve seen tweets that are pro-Ryan and tweets that are anti-Ryan, on the issue of poverty, but the vast majority of them are anti-Ryan. Mind you, conservatives have quite an edge on Twitter […]

Is the Election Already Over? Maybe

The day Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan to be his running mate may have been the day the Romney campaign lost the election. That is, if he will officially and completely and technically be the nominee. Politico reports that this is the “consensus” among people you might not expect to hear it from: Republican strategists […]

Log Cabin Republicans: Ryan Pick ‘Sends a Good Message’

In case you missed it, the ‘gay rights’ group Log Cabin Republicans believe that Mitt Romney “sends a good message” by selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate and indicates “what kind of president” Romney wants to be. The group says they “engage” with Paul Ryan on a level that they see as a positive. […]

‘Simply Catholicism’

In keeping with my theme of Catholic identity, I’d like to share a quote from National Catholic Reporter about Cardinal George, then-president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on the topic of evangelization. National Catholic Reporter, 2009:  In essence, George argues that liberals too often function as “chaplains of the status quo,” taking […]