Why Not Make Roe v. Wade a Litmus Test?

With the choice of Brett Kavanaugh as candidate for Supreme Court Justice, the confirmation hearings will soon begin with a now familiar ritual of evading Roe v. Wade. Liberals will ask the nominee to define himself on the infamous 1973 … Continue reading

A Generation of Monsters

Everyone can agree that the horrific massacre of innocent grade-school children in Newtown, Conn. was truly monstrous. It was an event that defies the imagination to conceive how someone might do something so cruel and inhuman. Worse yet, this is … Continue reading

When to Practice True Tolerance

I shall present a brief theoretical consideration, followed by a relevant historical example. To tolerate an evil is to consent to its existence. Just as good produces good, evil yields evil. When we are obliged to tolerate something evil, we … Continue reading

Guilty Until Proven Guiltier

No one denies that some priests have terribly abused minors, and some bishops failed to act properly to stop this unspeakable harm. This is the qualifier that must be placed before any rational discussion of the sexual abuse scandals. However, … Continue reading

The Hot, the Cold and the Lukewarm

As Bostonians returned to work on Tuesday morning after a sizzling hot Fourth of July weekend, the main story on the news was the appearance of the dreaded Asian Longhorned Beetle. This pesky little tree-eating-creature, first spotted in Worcester, Mass. … Continue reading

The Family in the Crossfire

There is a war that is very little noted in the media. Like all modern wars, civil liberties and the lives of innocent bystanders, often small children, are at stake. However, this war is not in some faraway land. It … Continue reading

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