American politics · Children of Divorce · Family Policy · The Sexual State

Why I Stopped Talking About Economics When I Started Talking About Family

Originally published at The Stream on January 8, 2019, reprinted here with the exact tagline that appeared with the article.  Tucker Carlson is right. But his method is wrong.  Tucker Carlson’s monologue on January 2 set off a firestorm of negative commentary. I want to say for the record: I agree completely with Carlson’s closing statement, “If… Continue reading Why I Stopped Talking About Economics When I Started Talking About Family

American politics · Catholic teaching

Secular Arguments for Marriage are Not Enough

My latest at Crisis:  Scott Hahn is a prolific Biblical scholar with a huge fan-base among orthodox Catholics. He doesn’t need my help promoting his new book, The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of Social Order. But I need some help from him. I need his help convincing my pro-marriage policy-wonk friends that… Continue reading Secular Arguments for Marriage are Not Enough

American politics · Catholic culture

The Church Militant Needs the Church Suffering and Vice Versa

The Church asks that we pray for the souls in purgatory, especially in November. We are the Church Militant. The Souls in purgatory are the Church Suffering. They need our help. There’s only one door out of purgatory for the Holy Souls there. It opens only into heaven. But here’s the catch: they open it… Continue reading The Church Militant Needs the Church Suffering and Vice Versa

American politics · divorce

Divorce Rates, State by State

The Lake Charles American Press published an article about state-by-state divorce rates. Louisiana has the fourth highest divorce rate in the country, according to 24/7 Wall Street, a financial news and commentary website. The state rate is 20.8 divorces per 1,000 married couples. Only Arkansas, Idaho and Nevada had higher divorce rates. Oklahoma held down fifth place. The… Continue reading Divorce Rates, State by State

American politics · Catholic culture · Gender Identity

Transgender Policy Rescinded: Novena for Our Nation

LifeSiteNews reports: In a reversal of federal policy that pleased marriage advocates and angered LGBTQI groups, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a memo interpreting the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as not intended to apply to transgenders…. Sessions explained that the word “sex” in the 1964 law means “biologically male or female,” so that… Continue reading Transgender Policy Rescinded: Novena for Our Nation

American politics · Children's Rights · Sexual politics

Ruth Institute Statement on being cut off by Vanco

The Ruth Institute, of which I am the President and Founder, issued this statement on Friday, August 31: The Ruth Institute learned at 2 PM Thursday that Vanco, our on-line donation processing service, was cancelling our service immediately. Their letter stated: Vanco has elected to discontinue our processing relationship with The Ruth Institute. The organization… Continue reading Ruth Institute Statement on being cut off by Vanco

American politics · Children's Rights · Propaganda · Ruth Institute · Sexual politics

The Ruth Institute’s Statement on the SPLC “Hate Map”

For immediate release, August 23, 2017.  The Ruth Institute’s primary focus is family breakdown and its impact on children: understanding it, healing it, ending it. If this makes us a “hate group,” so be it. Once again, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Map” is in the news, this time due to CNN publishing it… Continue reading The Ruth Institute’s Statement on the SPLC “Hate Map”