Life and Liberty

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternitie. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Often when we look upon these mottos of two of the three great revolutions, the French and the American (the third of course being the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia), we

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Pithy Thoughts on Prudence

Even setting greed aside, there is a factor that still makes these legislators and bureaucrats culpable for the current crisis. As nice as good intentions, reality has to figure into the equation somewhere. It does little good to give to some at the ruin of others. While this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t work towards helping those who are homeless or living in cramped conditions, it does mean that we should be willing to exercise prudence. Continue Reading

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Catholics and the Intentional State

It is election season in the United States, and so there is even more than the usual amount of fuss in Catholic intellectual circles in this country about the place of Catholics within our republic. Can a Catholic vote for

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Reagan in a Skirt

  Michael Reagan has written how strongly Sarah Palin reminds him of his adoptive father Ronald Reagan.  I fully concur.  Palin is a political talent of the first order.  Here is my take on her performance in her debate with

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Uncle Ralph and the Rosary

I love praying the rosary.  It always has given me peace whenever I have recited it, and my family prays the Sorrowful Mysteries together each Lent.  However, the person who has the greatest devotion to the Rosary in my family is

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Welcome to American Catholic

We are twelve Christians who love our Catholic faith looking to engage the world through our writings to better express the teachings of Jesus for the betterment of the common good.  American Catholic is the outward expression of this engagement with the world. 

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