Carson Holloway

July 30, 2013

Pope Francis’s Three Parting Words from World Youth Day

“Go and make disciples of all nations.”  From these words of Jesus, Pope Francis, in his Sunday homily, drew three parting ideas to give to World […]
July 28, 2013

The Priest and the Pop Star

“I wouldn’t be sitting here right now if not for him.”  You don’t often hear a pop music star credit a Catholic priest in this way, […]
July 26, 2013

Not Reason but Power: The Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

The justices responsible for the Supreme Court’s ruling in United States v. Windsor no doubt thought they were striking a blow for human dignity.  The moralistic […]
July 23, 2013

The Anthony Weiner Test

Why would anybody seriously consider voting for Anthony Weiner for a position of serious responsibility like Mayor of New York City?  Weiner had to leave Congress […]
July 15, 2013

The Fight for Marriage, Truth, and Religious Liberty is Just Beginning

It is tempting to view the fight for marriage as being over.  Polls, people will say, suggest a tide of public opinion moving in the direction […]
July 15, 2013

The Zimmerman Trial, Racial Profiling, and Social Justice

The big news of this past weekend is the acquittal of George Zimmerman of the charge of second degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. […]
July 12, 2013

The Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling: What Would Abraham Lincoln Say?

Does every Supreme Court ruling deserve our total and unhesitating support?  No.  That, at least, was the view of one of our greatest citizens and statesmen, […]
July 9, 2013

Sweet Sixteen: The Culture of Life in a Midwestern City

In Evangelium Vitae, John Paul II warned us against what he famously called “the culture of death.”  The most obvious signs of the culture of death […]
July 3, 2013

God and the Fourth of July

What does God have to do with the Fourth of July?  A lot, actually. The Fourth of July is also called Independence Day.  It is the […]