From the Director

The KCC Executive Director’s blog….

Kansas’ Shieldmaiden for Life

November 28, 2017 | | Posted in From the Director

America remains a place where seemingly ordinary people can do extraordinary things, often in our very midst without our recognizing it.  Presidents may pine for a place on Rushmore, and senators dream of highways named after them (or everything in the state if they’re Robert Byrd), but the most admirable Americans are those who toil […] Read More >>

Pro-“Choice”….Except When It Comes to Education

Members of the Kansas Legislature have much to concern themselves with this year.  A long-term fix to the state’s budget woes continues to elude lawmakers’ grasp.  Proposals for major changes to tax and health care policy are on the table.  Yet for some legislators, there is no issue more pressing than the need to kill […] Read More >>

The Gorsuch Nomination: Prelude to Armageddon

February 10, 2017 | Posted in From the Director

The nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court has been cause for great excitement on the part of Americans concerned about life, marriage, and religious freedom.  The very fact that his nomination represents a moment of such triumph, however, should also serve as a sobering reminder that our constitutional order is very […] Read More >>

Not Winning

“We’re winning.” If you’re involved in Pro-Life ministry, it is very likely that you have heard this said recently.  Such thinking is understandable, especially to anyone who remembers the dark days of 25 years ago when abortions peaked at around 1.6 million per year (600,000 more than 2015) and the US Supreme Court reaffirmed Roe […] Read More >>

Big Business: Defining Hypocrisy Down

It was reported last week that the CEO of Yahoo may be in line for a $59 million payday if the struggling company is bought out and she is dismissed.  Some might see in this yet another example of corporate greed and irresponsibility, which is perhaps why big corporations are going to ever greater lengths […] Read More >>

Catholics Have Role in Rebuilding America’s Political Culture

March 14, 2016 | , | Posted in From the Director

Very little about what is to come between now and Election Day is clear, except this: when the dust settles, at least one of America’s great political parties will never be the same. The 162 year old Republican Party seems on the verge of coming apart at the seams. The country is watching it careen […] Read More >>

What About the Right to Choose?

December 9, 2015 | , | Posted in From the Director

It is an enduring mystery how a society that has charted new heights in consumerism is nonetheless willing to tolerate an utter lack of choices when it comes to the education of their children. Americans are ceaselessly plugged into an unprecedented panoply of consumer-choice facilitating technologies, from iPhones to Amazon Prime. They have organic sections […] Read More >>