From the Director

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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 >>

Obergefell: The Oligarchy Strikes Back

October 22, 2015 | , , | Posted in From the Director

Like the results of some sort of judicially administered lab test, the US Supreme Court’s summer decision in Obergefell v. Hodges confirmed two preexisting conditions that do not bode well for the body politic’s long term health. First, the Court’s invention of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage ratifies the Sexual Revolution’s core if unspoken […] Read More >>

Planned Parenthood Videos: No More Pretending That We Didn’t Know

September 8, 2015 | , | Posted in From the Director

It has been suggested that the summer of 2015 may prove to be an “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” moment for Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry in general. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel depicting the terrible realities of slavery is credited with inspiring a groundswell of anti-slavery sentiment in the years leading up to the Civil […] Read More >>

Theater of the Absurd in Indiana

April 23, 2015 | , | Posted in From the Director

The recent furor in Indiana has made it plain that religious freedom, once the very cornerstone of the American project, is no longer a living doctrine that animates our national life. The first line of the First Amendment – which guarantees the free exercise of religion – is no longer first in the hearts of […] Read More >>

Common Sense Religious Freedom Bill Under Attack

As we approach the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle Church, it is worth considering how history takes many surprising twists and turns. The modern secular state was born out of a desire to end Europe’s post-Reformation religious wars, but now the militant secularism of the modern […] Read More >>

Yes, This Is Really Happening in our State

After forty-two years of seemingly endless legislation, litigation, and protest, the debate over abortion has become detached from the reality of abortion, like a word said over and over until it loses its meaning. The word “abortion” does not bring to mind a procedure so much as thoughts of political activism and party politics. Legislation […] Read More >>