Richard Barnes

A Thomist’s Guide to the 2020 Election

For many well intentioned Catholics, determining whom to vote for in the upcoming presidential election is a difficult decision. The Church has no official, clear criteria to aid in the decision. Yet, the fact is that Rome, the highest authority in the Church, has provided the faithful with contemporary, official teaching concerning political decisions. Pope [...]

How Catholics Gave Governor Paterson Cover

  When New York's Governor David Paterson ordered state agencies to recognize same-sex "marriages" performed outside the state last month, the New York State Catholic Conference was quick to respond with justifiable anger. "No single politician or court or legislature should attempt to redefine the very building block of our society in a way that [...]

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