Obama to Push Immigration Reform

This is good news, and probably smart politics: While acknowledging that the recession makes the political battle more difficult, President Obama plans to begin addressing the country’s immigration system this year, including looking for a path for illegal immigrants to

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"You dishonor the reputation of the University of Notre Dame"

Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein sends a sharp note to Jenkins at Notre Dame about Obama Day on May 17, 2009:

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A Catholic Narrative of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A Catholic Narrative of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Over a decade ago, I read the story of a Palestinian priest living in a small village in Galilee. His name was Father Elias Chacour, and the book’s name was – Blood Brothers-.

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Obama Appoints Anti-Catholic Bigot to Advisory Council

Hattip to Jay Anderson at Pro Ecclesia.  With a sense of irony I would admire under other circumstances, President Obama has appointed anti-Catholic bigot Harry Knox to the Advisory Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  Mr. Knox is a

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The Real Sermon on the Waterfront

Hattip to the ever reticent lads and lasses at Lair of the Catholic Cavemen.    Probably the most powerful sermon ever placed on film, Father Barry speaks of Christ and his crucifixion on the docks.  The best performance Karl Malden ever gave. 

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