An Election of Firsts

The Oklahoma primary on June 26th, 2018, will go down as one of the most iconic in state history for a number of reasons, some good and some not so much. First, a record number of voters showed at the polls at just under 900,000. That’s greater than the number of votes cast in the…Read More

Catholic Social Teaching: A Political Lens

Catholics and non-Catholics alike often wonder what drives the Church’s involvement in the civic affairs of our communities and of the nation at large. If the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) is the ‘what’ of our faith, Catholic Social Teaching (CST) is the ‘why’. Though any attempt to condense this Teaching into a single…Read More

Eugenics, Compassion, and the Church

In recent headlines we were treated with a tweet by CBS promoting a news story in which Iceland was celebrated for being ‘on pace to virtually eliminate Down syndrome [sic] through abortion’. The news story quickly set off a firestorm of responses including one from noted pro-life actress Patricia Heaton in which she opined, “Iceland isn’t actually eliminating…Read More