“Pro-Abortion Catholic” is an Oxymoron

As a Knight of Columbus [that's where my nom de plume comes from], I was particularly pleased to see the recent op-ed column by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson (whom I've had the pleasure to meet) in which he called for Catholic politicians either to stop supporting abortion "rights" or to resign their office. I could … Continue reading “Pro-Abortion Catholic” is an Oxymoron

Hamilton and Marriage

My teenage daughter is obsessed with Hamilton, the musical that has taken Broadway by storm. Not being a fan of rap music, I was not particularly interested in listening to the soundtrack, but seeing my daughter's reaction to it made me more than a little curious. We recently had occasion to spend quite a bit … Continue reading Hamilton and Marriage

Trump, the Church and Immigration

Donald Trump delivered a rather compelling speech on Monday about terrorism and protecting our country from those who would do us harm. As usual, the media, who praised Trump during the primary as an iconoclast who refused to play by the traditional rules, are now casting him as a lunatic who refuses to play by … Continue reading Trump, the Church and Immigration

The “Final Five” Show Us How It’s Done

Fortunately we have another quadrennial event to distract us from the utterly depressing presidential election this summer. I must admit that I wasn't really that interested in the Summer Olympics leading up to it, but I've gotten pulled into the whole experience, mostly from watching the swimming and gymnastics events over the first few days. … Continue reading The “Final Five” Show Us How It’s Done

The Left is Wrong About Rights

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed the conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?" Thomas Jefferson Engraved on the wall of the Jefferson Memorial "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from … Continue reading The Left is Wrong About Rights

The portrait’s gotta go: putting a Know-Nothing in his place

A determined little group met at the Massachusetts State House this week with a simple message to legislators: move the portrait of 19th-century Know-Nothing governor Henry Gardner away from its place of honor outside legislative chambers to someplace more appropriate. The basement, maybe. Former ambassador and Boston mayor Ray Flynn led a roster of speakers … Continue reading The portrait’s gotta go: putting a Know-Nothing in his place