Pope Francis trip to America. Could it have been worse?

The Pope’s recent visit to the United States has displayed so much Vatican dysfunction  that it demands comment.  It is difficult to know where to begin. Probably as good a place to start as any is the Pope’s address to…

A few words on the Supreme Courts gay marriage ruling

Undoubtedly everyone is aware of the Supreme Court’s recent redefinition of marriage to include same sex unions. It would seem this requires a few comments. We mention in passing that this represents yet more evidence that the Supreme Court is…

Should a good Catholic oppose the Death penalty?

The National Catholic Register has recently joined with three other Catholic publications in an editorial call to abolish the death penalty. The three are the National Catholic Reporter, the Jesuit publication “America” and our Sunday Visitor. The full editorial can…