McCarrick in the Spotlight

In 2015, a number of Catholic friends were annoyed--and some downright angry--that a movie depicting the Boston Globe's investigation into the priest sexual abuse scandal was getting so much press in the secular media. That movie, Spotlight, won Best Picture for 2015 (it's streaming for free on Netflix). Despite all the press about it, and … Continue reading McCarrick in the Spotlight

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Words and actions

Whether St. Francis actually said it or not, he is often attributed with saying that we should preach the Gospel always and, if necessary, use words. St. Francis or not, the point is clear--actions speak louder than words. And we are in desperate need of action. In all areas of society, we hear polished press … Continue reading Words and actions

Obergefell v. Hodges

The Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges--redefining "marriage" as a union between two people, regardless of gender--is one more step in the natural progression of our culture. We've been on the decline for a while now. But what was so unnerving about the Obergefell decision was the majority's willingness to abandon any pretense of constitutional analysis in favor … Continue reading Obergefell v. Hodges

Arch of Triumph (Erich Maria Remarque)

I picked up this book on the recommendation of Judge Richard Posner. (It wasn't a personal recommendation. I heard him mention the book when he was in a panel discussion.) Posner's recommendation came from his idea that literature had a lot to tell us about the law. And Arch of Triumph had a lot to … Continue reading Arch of Triumph (Erich Maria Remarque)