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by | Jul 6, 2018

For most Senate Democrats presiding over judicial confirmations, the only good Catholic is a bad one. They will only confirm Catholic nominees who reject authoritative Church teaching in favor of liberalism. In the presumed pro-life conscientiousness of Amy Coney Barrett,…

by | Mar 15, 2018

When I was growing up in the Midwest, Irish-German marriages were common, especially among Catholics. There seemed to be a general feeling that these were blessed couplings given what were perceived as complementary character traits between the two nationalities. At…

by | Nov 30, 2017

There have been a lot of positive reviews of the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s recently released book of speeches. This will be another one. What’s not to like? The speeches were selected by his son, Christopher Scalia, and a former law clerk, Edward Whelan, from the many the justice delivered over the last 30 years or so of his life. They show not only an articulate and scholarly jurist with a well thought-out and consistent view of the law, but a full-service human being, full of insights and humor about the roller-coaster we call life, which he was very good at living.

by | Jun 20, 2017

Yes, it’s a witch hunt. With the witch hunters having not just obvious but massive conflicts of interest. The Wall Street Journal is concerned. And correctly so. In a Friday editorial, the not-always-friendly-to-Trump paper headlined: Robert Mueller’s Mission The special counsel needs…

by | Feb 1, 2017

On Tuesday night, Donald Trump invited the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s wife to his announcement of Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to replace Scalia. Her presence, along with her son, Fr. Paul Scalia, who serves in the diocese…

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