Good examples of virtue
May 16 2017
Virtue is a habit, not a bit of information. We acquire it by copying good examples.
Tired of religious discrimination?
Apr 26 2017
New U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch hit the ground running in April, taking part in oral arguments on what I see as this year’s most important case.
Why do you want to be married in the Catholic Church?
Apr 18 2017
Love is never about the least that that can be done for the beloved but the most that can be done
Death without dignity in the nation's capital
Apr 15 2017
The Council of the District of Columbia and the mayor have approved a law allowing physician-assisted suicide.
Under Article I of our Constitution, Congress has legislative authority over the district and can block that law. Here are three nonpartisan reasons why it should do so.
Cardinal Keeler’s legacy includes strengthening Catholic-Jewish bonds
Mar 27 2017
Cardinal Keeler’s theological understanding was profound, and I was able aid him in understanding the Jewish community, since I had a doctorate in Hebrew studies from the Institute of Hebrew Studies of New York University.
Form and chaos
Mar 21 2017
In the Catholic imagination, the God who created the heavens and the earth brought an order out of primordial chaos.
Lent and the culture of greed
Feb 28 2017
Our church talks often about a “culture of death,” but we need to hear more about our society’s “culture of greed.”
Love and mercy in politics
Feb 16 2017
Catholics advancing social justice sometimes wonder: Will my efforts have a lasting impact? Am I building God’s kingdom or will all of this be wiped away?
You can lead a boy to homework, but you can’t make him think
Feb 02 2017
You can lead a boy to homework, but you can’t make him think. Sooner or later, every parent makes this discovery. How then, is a concerned parent going to find the ignition switch that will start the learning engine that lies hidden between the ears of his or her developing child?
Being Catholic first
Jan 24 2017
And as usual, Catholics’ tendency to pick the winner raises a question: Are we leading the country or following the crowd? Does our faith make us different?