September 2015

Matter of Conscience

In a moving and meaningful message to Congress last Thursday, Pope Francis said, “Politics is… an expression of our compelling need to live as one, in order to build as one the greatest common good… Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we … Read More

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”  – St. Augustine

Before his elevation to the head of the Catholic Church, Jorge Bergoglio began as a Jesuit priest from Argentina. Since his investiture as Pope in 2013, … Read More

In Monday’s commentary (Those Clinton Emails), I began looking at the continuing issue regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The fallout from inconsistent information from the Democratic candidate has caused her poll numbers to drop and … Read More

Those Clinton Emails

The political fallout from Hillary Clinton’s email mess has only picked up speed since the beginning of this year. On March 10, Clinton offered the most comprehensive statement on the issue, essentially saying: “I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was … Read More

The Ethical Take

The 1982 absurdist thriller, Wrong is Right, has reporter Sean Connery dealing with Islamic terrorism, government conspiracy, media bias and reality TV. Halfway in, I switched channels due to the tedious and wildly unrealistic premise. Here are just a few examples that prove me … Read More

God’s Authority

When a gay couple asked Rowan Country Clerk Kim Davis on who’s authority she was acting when she declined to issue the couple a marriage certificate, she responded “under God’s Authority.” As a consequence, Federal Judge David L. Bunning jailed Davis after refusing to follow … Read More

I want to thank Sarah Mazerik for her thoughtful response to my July 2, commentary (It’s the Law), regarding the recent California law requiring that most children attending public or private school be immunized against contagious diseases. Mrs. Mazerik is an admirable example … Read More

It’s the Law – Rebuttal

Even the most reliable news sources can, at times, be inaccurate and so can I.

On July 2, 2015, I wrote a commentary (It’s the Law), discussing the pending passage and subsequent protests against California State bill SB 277 which was signed into … Read More

How many ways can Donald Trump embarrass the American political process and the Republican Party? (He’s clearly immune from embarrassing himself.) Let’s count the ways: “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” … Read More