Prof. Janet E. Smith

November 11, 2018

To the US Bishops: A (Friendly) Call to Repentance and Reform

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will […]
August 14, 2018

Bishops: Save the Church: “Tell Everything”

*The interview by Janet Smith that was posted here is now available in its full version on the National Catholic Register Site.
October 29, 2016

Why I am Voting For Trump and Donating, Too

I am voting for Trump because he is not Hillary Clinton. Trump is behind in the polls. I suspect there is a very large number of […]
August 10, 2015

The full interview I gave to the Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Free Press today published an article “Vigneron softens his tone on Communion for Catholic gay supporters”.  I come off as being kind of mean. […]
November 28, 2014

Would you let your daughter have a drink with Bill Cosby in private?: A Response to Kathleen Parker on Ferguson, Cosby and Lawlessness

Kathleen Parker on Nov 25 wrote a column for the Washington Post entitled “From Bill Cosby to Ferguson, a reminder of our rule of law”.  In […]
October 9, 2014

Pope Paul VI: Why he still matters

  There is no question that Pope Francis is a popular pontiff. He is beloved for his ecumenical openness to other non-Catholic Christians, to those of […]
April 14, 2014

Noah, another Abraham? Destroy Life to Obey God?

Spoiler alert:  This review discloses the most pivotal moments of the movie Noah.   Although I had not seen Noah and honestly had no desire to […]
January 6, 2014

Don’t Duck the Real Question Raised by Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty

  The controversy over Duck Dynasty’s patriarch Phil Robertson’s interview in GQ may make some of us want to seek shelter from the hostile bombardment of […]
April 25, 2013

Bishop Gumbleton Misrepresents Archbishop Vigneron on Who Should Receive Communion

Archbishop Vigneron and Bishop Gumbleton may be less at odds than Bishop Gumbleton seems to think.  Vigneron’s statements that some individuals should not present themselves for […]