Oh Dear: How Cardinal Cushing helped bring contraception to Massachusetts

Philip Lawler links to an article in Boston College Magazine about how Cardinal Cushing and the Archdiocese of Boston tacitly promoted – or allowed themselves to be used to promote – the legalization of contraception in Massachusetts: …the archdiocese had begun quietly planning for a change in the law even before Dukakis [yes, that Dukakis,… Continue reading Oh Dear: How Cardinal Cushing helped bring contraception to Massachusetts

Really? In 2009?

Interracial couple denied marriage license in La. “I don’t do interracial marriages because I don’t want to put children in a situation they didn’t bring on themselves,” Bardwell said. “In my heart, I feel the children will later suffer.” Yeah, like later when they grow up, and want to marry a person, of well, any… Continue reading Really? In 2009?

The importance of marriage

Cate Flanagan in TIME Magazine: There is no other single force causing as much measurable hardship and human misery in this country as the collapse of marriage. It hurts children, it reduces mothers’ financial security, and it has landed with particular devastation on those who can bear it least: the nation’s underclass. Two lovely links… Continue reading The importance of marriage

“Obama Scored Big at Notre Dame”

It’s all about the photo op; the President got what he wanted. And as for “dialogue”, what has Notre Dame as an institution done to clearly speak up for life, particularly in the actions-that-speak-louder-than-words line? William McGurn: In a letter to Notre Dame’s Class of 2009, the university’s president, the Rev. John Jenkins, stated that… Continue reading “Obama Scored Big at Notre Dame”

Jack Kemp, RIP

The Importance of Jack Kemp: blockquote>…his lost presidential run in 1988 did land him in the unlikely spot of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. It was there that Reaganites huddled in what was generally viewed as one of the least important backwaters of the federal government, a place touched by scandal at that. Ignored… Continue reading Jack Kemp, RIP

I Keep Saying, But Don’t Take My Word For It

People much smarter than me have word it better than I ever could. In is letter regarding Barak Obama at Notre Dame (posted on American Papist), Charles F. Lennon Jr. Executive Director, Notre Dame Alumni Association writes: Rather, the University has invited the President to campus for what he’s done for racial equality, and for… Continue reading I Keep Saying, But Don’t Take My Word For It