By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews - A Catholic American president will travel to Rome this Friday to meet with Pope Francis.
There is a very profound and obvious issue they could discuss: Is it OK for a politician of any religious faith, or even none at all, to violate the natural law and support the deliberate killing of unborn babies?
By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture - We must realize that there has never been a secular State that could get out of its own way. We must distinguish this whole issue from politics, lest we begin to think political partisanship is the measure of our responsibility, and political programs the proof of our love. If that is so, all who enter here must abandon hope. But no, God’s life in us is far more fundamental and far more powerful than that.
By Fulton J. Sheen, Catholic Exchange - Then there comes from them the answer that the Church demands from every loving pair at her altar: “We will give the bond of our eternal salvation. We will seal it with our belief that the promise we make to one another is a promise made to God Himself, and if we are disloyal one to another, we shall forfeit the most precious thing in all the world — namely, our immortal souls.”
By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing - I like to tell my students that Pope Leo XIII was more American than Thomas Jefferson. When Jefferson had his chance to state the foundational principles of American self-government, he wrote: “all men are created equal, [and] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, [and] among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”