Much Ado about Congressional Chaplains

The recent situation between Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Chaplain Father Patrick Conroy was very confusing. Initially Ryan had a staff member request that Conroy resign—which the Father dutifully did—but no written or verbal... Read More

Doctor Plays God, Church Blames Patient

In Genesis 1:29 God says, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it." But according to Tadeusz Pacholczyk, an ethicist and director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia,... Read More

The Retreat of the Decent Opposition

Donald Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party’s legislative arm is largely complete (except for Senate leadership, which remains firmly under the control of uber-survivor Mitch McConnell). While all political parties experience cyclical realignments as new... Read More