Fr. Dominic Bouck
As the Supreme Court prepares to announce its decision on same-sex marriage, religious people are wondering: will we lose our tax-exempt status for our religious institutions? Justice Samuel Alito raised this question during the oral arguments, citing the 1983 Supreme Court case that ruled Bob Jones . . . . Continue Reading »
This week in New York, the “One Faith: East and West” art exhibition is at the Catholic Center of NYU, after stops in Beijing and Moscow. The exhibition is a concrete expression of Christian unity, and the artists are from several different countries and confessions: Roman and Byzantine . . . . Continue Reading »
Already a victim of someone else’s hate, forgiveness frees you from being a victim of your own hate. This allows the victims to pursue justice with a clear conscience.
The Federal Reserve recently announced that the $10 dollar bill is getting a redesign: the founder of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, is going to be replaced by a woman.The lucky (though deceased) lady has not yet been determined, and the Treasury is asking the public for input. Therefore I would . . . . Continue Reading »
The self-serving circus of political candidates and media coverage is on full display right now, and it’s not hard to understand why this job opening attracts such clown-like candidates. People who have an aversion to twenty-four hour public scrutiny, inhumane travel schedules, and . . . . Continue Reading »
I recently spoke to stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and co-writer, Jeannie, about the role faith plays in their new TV show and in their lives.
TV host Mike Rowe proves you can be be civil, witty, and intelligent when responding to things you disagree with on the Internet. Continue Reading »
At the March for Life this past January, I saw a teenage girl holding a sign that read, “She could be the next Beyoncé!” the “she” referring, of course, to the baby inside the womb. Her sign reminded me of the quirky movie, Juno, in which the protagonist, a young teenager, decides not to . . . . Continue Reading »
The “Pastor Protection” bill just breezed through the Texas House and Senate with strong bipartisan support, and should soon be signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott. The purpose of the bill is to enshrine in law the ability of pastors to marry those couples whom their faith allows to be married, . . . . Continue Reading »
The social media world has been aflutter over the possibility that a flight attendant discriminated against a Muslim woman by denying her an unopened can of soda.But a story about the plight of Christians in India hasn’t caused a firestorm in the media. It is fascinating that a racial . . . . Continue Reading »