Roe, Alito, and Justice for the Unborn

Some thoughts on Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked Supreme Court draft regarding Roe v. Wade: The leak itself: The prevailing belief, that it came from someone on the pro-abortion side hoping to spark a last-ditch uproar—exactly as has happened—seems likely. Reaction on both sides of the aisle—pro-life Republicans demanding an investigation, pro-abortion Democrats totally uninterested inContinue reading “Roe, Alito, and Justice for the Unborn”

“Oh Gosnell” Play Survives Censorship, Will Open Thursday Night

Following on my post last week about the Kermit Gosnell-type abortion atrocity in our nation’s capital, comes word about an off-Broadway play, Oh Gosnell, opening this Thursday night, May 5, after efforts to censor it. The author, Phelim MacAleer, explains that “Oh Gosnell is a Verbatim Play using only the transcripts of the trial and GrandContinue reading ““Oh Gosnell” Play Survives Censorship, Will Open Thursday Night”

Brutalized Babies, ‘Criminal’ Pro-Lifers, and Morally Compromised Law Enforcement

Recently, two pro-life women touched off a storm of reaction when they revealed that they had recovered the bodies of late-term aborted babies from the trash of a Washington, D.C. abortionist. Mainstream media spun it as a story about a ghoulish anti-abortion activist collecting and storing “fetal remains” –for what morbid purposes, the public wasContinue reading “Brutalized Babies, ‘Criminal’ Pro-Lifers, and Morally Compromised Law Enforcement”

Cancel Culture vs. Public Prayer

Monsignor Robert Batule, a regular commenter on this blog, is a long-time friend who has favored me over the years with his insights and affirmation. He is a dedicated pastor; a theology scholar who teaches dogmatic theology at St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers; and, as editor of the Catholic Social Science Review, a nationally prominentContinue reading “Cancel Culture vs. Public Prayer”

Adelaine’s Cross, Her Faith, Her Gift To Us

Back in my Catholic school days–far longer ago than I care to contemplate–we would hear the stories of saints whose faith was unshakeable–indeed, actually made stronger–through suffering so seemingly unbearable it might have been expected to cause a loss of faith and trust in a loving God. Such stories, while inspiring, always seemed far removedContinue reading “Adelaine’s Cross, Her Faith, Her Gift To Us”

“Stop This Massacre”

“…they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation…” (Isaiah 2:4). “Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weakling say, “I am a warrior.” (Joel 4:10) “For everything there is a season … A time for warContinue reading ““Stop This Massacre””

Congress Should Honor Senator Buckley

Amid the swamp that is contemporary politics—the vitriol and hate, the hypocrisy and moral compromise, the elitism and arrogance of power—it was moving to read my friend Herb Stupp’s poignant tribute, in the February 27 New York Post, to “one of the most humble public officials anywhere”: former U.S. Senator James L. Buckley. Unlike Herb,Continue reading “Congress Should Honor Senator Buckley”

Prayers and Condolences

This post, I feel certain, will not be well-received by some readers. But I implore you to read it carefully. Make sure you understand exactly what I am saying—and what I am not saying— before reacting, with understandable anger, given the subject matter. That subject matter is the horrible shooting murder recently of two courageousContinue reading “Prayers and Condolences”

Profaning Political Discourse

“Whataboutism.” I first realized this was a “thing” when I was accused of it for posting a blog, after last year’s January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, in which I called for an end to all the violence—from that Capitol riot by some Trump supporters, to the far more lethal rioting by some onContinue reading “Profaning Political Discourse”

Pope Francis Warns of a ‘Demographic Winter’

On the Feast of the Holy Family, Pope Francis warned against a coming “demographic winter” brought on by declining birth rates. Many couples in Italy, he lamented, are reticent about having children, or “prefer to have none, or to have just one.” “It’s a tragedy,” he said, “which goes against our families, against our country,Continue reading “Pope Francis Warns of a ‘Demographic Winter’”