by | Oct 5, 2019

It was 30 years ago this fall that communism collapsed in Eastern Europe. One person who would have been thrilled to witness that epic event, but who died mere weeks earlier, in July 1989, was the renowned Sidney Hook. Hook…

by | Sep 8, 2019

Blaine Amendments are state constitutional provisions rooted in 19th-century anti-Catholic bigotry, designed with the purpose of preventing the government from funding religious schools. Fortunately, challenges to the Blaine Amendment’s constitutionality are being heard with increasing frequency by the Supreme Court. This legal…

by | Sep 1, 2019

At a boozy evening of angry Argentine Catholics, one man hilariously blurted out in response to one of my questions, “This pontificate is worse than the Falklands War,” a reference to Argentina’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Margaret Thatcher….

by | Aug 4, 2019

On Corpus Christi Sunday, Monsignor Walter Rossi, head of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, had me tossed from its premises on a blatant lie: that a barring order filed with the police existed against me….

by | Jul 13, 2018

“The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.” So said Senator Dianne Feinstein (D.CA.) after she had finished her outrageous and shameful interrogation of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett about whether Barrett’s Catholic faith rendered her…

by | Sep 1, 2017

George Neumayr’s fine column this a.m. about Pope Francis’s environmental obsessions once again underlines how much more this ostensible religious leader is interested in secular left politics than in salvation. There’s hardly a left-wing phantasm that Francis has not suggested…

by | Aug 20, 2017

The mayor of Passaic, New Jersey, may just have committed political suicide. Last Wednesday, Mayor Hector Lora sent a crew from the Department of Public Works to a private shrine located on state property on the right-of-way along Route 21….

by | Jun 21, 2017

Leading American bishops have complained about the “harshness” of Trump’s campaign rhetoric and called for an end to deportation of aliens until the “broken” system can be fixed. Yet, despite this opposition from the Church’s hierarchy, Trump won 52% of…

by | Feb 27, 2017

I’m a Jersey boy. I grew up in a wonderful small town called Hawthorne. You’ve probably never heard of it, but you may have heard our most prominent nearby landmark, the shopping malls of Paramus. There were a handful of…

by | Feb 10, 2017

Not many years since, it would have seemed impossible for an American director with a popular following and a career filled with golden opinions from practically the whole critical fraternity to offer up to an admiring public an apologia on…

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