God’s surprising gift Reply


Something stood out more than the visiting Cardinal at last Sunday’s Mass. It was a young man in the first row. I watched him singing the opening hymn. He doesn’t sing like you and me. I’m not talking about his voice. I couldn’t even hear him over all the other voices. It was his demeanor, his expression, his joy. He sang as if there was but a single person in the entire Church: Jesus. This young man sang with an unrestrained jubilation for the gift of his life to the giver of that gift, God. His arms waved. His head bobbed. He poured all the love in his heart, which I suspect is a lot, toward heaven. He had to be in the first pew, because he needed quite a bit of space to move around. He just had that much love of life in him that a single pew would probably cramp his style! I couldn’t believe it. And then he turned. I could see the side of his face … More…

What does the president believe in? 3


The Buffett Rule will not make America sounder financially. The president’s own numbers acknowledge as much. In fact, it will most likely make America weaker. Rich folks who earn a substantial portion of their income from investments would be faced with a doubling of their effective tax rate from fifteen to thirty percent. The Buffett Rule could result in a fast and furious selling spree with devastating results on the stock market. The impact on middle class investors and folks living off of their pensions and IRAs could be devastating … More…

The rising tide of anti-Catholicism 5


Here’s what’s interesting about Catholic Charities: They serve the needy without regard to religious, social, or economic backgrounds. Liberals want to change that. Obama’s HHS Mandate requires them to provide services in their healthcare policies that violate Catholic principle. The only way they can avoid the mandate is by dismissing non-Catholic employees, and to begin refusing to serve non Catholics. Does this sound like compassionate government policy to you? More…