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Another Perspective: Why I Celebrate Halloween

Published on THE STREAM This afternoon I will return from a legal seminar to find neighborhood children at my door seeking candy. Many will be accompanied by their parents, my neighbors. Like many of you, I have been all over the place on this question of how to approach Halloween. I respect the various ways […]

In the Face of Terror, Let’s Help Restore the Body of Christ

Published on THE STREAM Editor’s note: This piece is part of our series on Christian Unity. On October 6, 2017, the Libyan police found the bodies of the 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs. They were murdered by Islamist Jihadists on February 15, 2015. The last words they uttered were words of prayer and praise. What’s happening […]

Happy Labor Day! A Christian Vision of Work

Published on THE STREAM On this Labor Day weekend, we’re invited to honor human work and all human workers. It’s a secular holiday, but that doesn’t prevent us from using it to reflect on the Christian meaning of work. As Christians, we know that our work has dignity because we’re created in the image and […]

Canada’s Gender X Passports and the Denial of Sexual Difference

Published on THE STREAM On June 19, 2017, Canada amended its Human Rights Act to protect “gender identity or expression.” On August 31, 2017, the nation took the gender identity revolution to a new level. They announced a new designation for those who consider themselves an “unspecified sex.” Those not sure of their “gender identity” can […]

Sen. Tim Scott: Fight hatred, fear and domestic terror with American ideals

Published on USA TODAY  by Tim Scott There is nothing “right” about racism and hate. It’s a learned disease, and the best antidote is unity. This weekend’s events involving white supremacist groups are as disturbing and disgusting as they are heartbreaking. The attack was a stark reminder of the darkness of hate. We must come […]

A Question for Pope Francis: Which is It? High Five Ecumenism or Ecumenism of Hate?

Published on THE STREAM I was not going to write on the insulting and uninformed article by a Jesuit Priest named Antonio Spadaro and Presbyterian Pastor Marcelo Figueroa. They referred to the alliance between American Catholics and Evangelicals as an “ecumenism of hate.” “After all,” I thought, “it’s been well refuted and critiqued by some of the best […]

A new coalition for Christian orthodoxy

Published on Catholic News Agency There is a fierce struggle for Christian orthodoxy in the Catholic Church. It could have dire consequences for all Christians. It should prompt a serious and prolonged response of prayer from all Christians. But it needs more. It needs an active response. I propose what is needed is a new […]

Stop the Killing of Charlie Gard!

Published on THE STREAM Charlie Gard is an English boy deeply loved by his mother and father. He also seems to be awakening a sleeping giant: the conscience of the Western world, waiting and watching to see if he dies, and, asking why. Charlie was born last August with a rare and disabling disease that […]

DEFUND NOW! The Real Victims of Planned Parenthood are our First Neighbors in the Womb

The Right to Life is revealed by the Natural Law, confirmed by medical science and affirmed in the Birth Certificate of the Nation, the Declaration of Independence. However, it is denied in the current civil law of this Nation. In fact, our tax dollars fund an evil organization which supports what they call a right […]

Is This the Greatest Historical Confrontation Humanity has Experienced?

Published on Catholic Online. Permission to republish granted In 1976 Cardinal Karol Wojtyla attended the Eucharistic Congress held that year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. It was a part of the national bicentennial celebration of the Declaration of Independence which was celebrated throughout the Nation. That document, the Declaration, was the Birth […]