Finding Hope Amidst the Madness

Some Catholics Are Not!

By Judie Brown The Catholic faithful silently said a prayer of thanks for the words of Notre Dame’s famed former head coach Lou Holtz who told the nation the truth: that Joe Biden is a Catholic in name only. But my oh my, how the non-faithful scurried as they lined up to attack the coach […]

Murder Most Foul

By Judie Brown In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the ghost of Hamlet’s father spoke of his own murder. Here, we speak of a crime that is committed without the revenge that initiated Claudius’ killing. It is murder committed under cover of law—the murder of tiny preborn babies. In fact, if you fast-forward to our own day, you […]

Systemic Violence Begets Hatred

By Judie Brown It has been so long since America lived through Griswold v. Connecticut, followed by Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, that our citizenry may not realize that our current national plague of systemic violence has roots. But really, it is not at all surprising. If you are wondering how Supreme Court […]

America’s Real Constitutional Crisis

By Judie Brown Whenever someone in the mainstream media claims that we are facing a constitutional crisis, you can bet that chances are we are not. That is, unless that person is talking about a constitutional right to abortion. Then we know there is indeed a crisis. Why is that so? Because there is nowhere […]

Shepherds Who Feed Their Flock

By Judie Brown The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ staff member Donna Toliver Grimes, associate director of African American affairs in the US bishops’ Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, recently told the media that she is “elated” over Biden’s pick of Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. That is the bad news. The […]

Oh Kamala, Oh Kamala!

By Judie Brown Sing to the tune of “Oh Christmas Tree”: Oh Kamala, Oh Kamala, How ugly are your actions!Oh Kamala, Oh Kamala,How deadly are your ways! California senator Kamala Harris is a living, breathing symbol of the threatening new reality we now see in this nation: the furtherance of the violence of abortion, contraception, […]