Holy Communion

I Was Young, and Now I Am Old

This laconic statement in Psalm 36 does not, of course, express a choice of the psalmist. It is the realistic observation of a man lucky to have lived long enough to make it. We are the age we are whether we like it or not, but there are good and bad ways of accepting it. [...]

The Chattering Classes Are Us

Catholics once had an intuitive understanding of sacred space: To enter a church, especially in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, was to enter a different kind of environment, one of the hallmarks of which was a reverent silence. Some of that intuition remains. But much of it has been lost. Thus, within the past [...]

Muzzling the Bishops With ‘Civility’

On Tuesday, a group of Catholics in Washington, D.C. issued a statement calling for a greater "spirit of civility" as Americans approach the 2008 presidential elections. When I saw the title of the statement -- "A Catholic Call to Civility in Public Debate" -- I thought, what a great idea! Then I read it, and [...]

Blood on Their Hands: Exposing Pro-abortion Catholic Politicians

  "Pro-choice" Catholic politicians support abortion mostly for political reasons. The U.S. bishops say this is unacceptable. So why do they accept it?   "Do you know what the Negro is?" Leander H. Perez once asked in 1965. "Animals right out [of] the jungle. Passion. Welfare. Easy life. That's the Negro." As a state judge [...]

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