Pelosi Is Bishops’ Achilles Heel

Archbishop Gregory and the Science of Loathing

By Judie Brown According to Merriam-Webster, the history of the word ideology comes from “the French writer A.L.C. Destutt de Tracy [who] proposed it as a term to designate the ‘science of ideas,’ and in that sense the word was quickly borrowed into English. . . . Today, the word most often refers to ‘a […]

What Is Freedom?

By Judie Brown In the secular world, freedom is defined by Webster as “the quality or state of being free: such as a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action” and “b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another.” But for Catholics, freedom means something more. According to the Catechism […]

Blue States, Red States, and Elderly Fates

By Judie Brown When it comes to so-called red states and blue states, many stark differences exist. Some are economic; some are just disturbing. And while some report that the coronavirus hits the elderly and vulnerable at a higher level in some states more than others, the question of how to prevent this from happening […]

Piece of My Heart

By Judie Brown Janis Joplin’s iconic song “Piece of My Heart” was never intended to be about literally stopping a beating heart. Rather, it was about a heart breaking due to unrequited love. But in the world of abortion-on-demand, where preborn babies are fair game, the stakes are a bit different. The results have little […]

Dumb and Dumber

By Judie Brown A wave of inane media comments crossed through my e-mail this week. It is enough to make one wonder if the pandemic has created massive brain malfunctions among certain of the citizenry. The comments remind me of the 1994 movie Dumb and Dumber, and while we realize that the movie was a […]

The Nexus between Death Peddling and Tepid Teaching

By Judie Brown The highway toward total deception is strewn with unimaginable lapses on the part of our hierarchy. This is not meant to be a criticism. Rather, it is a fact based on what the priest receives upon ordination. The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that a man ordained to the priesthood […]