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Tom Crowe

February 11, 2013

Thoughts on Franciscan University reactions to Pope Benedict’s resignation.

As I’ve mentioned in this space a number of times, I work at Franciscan University of Steubenville, a hub of Catholic intellectual life and spiritual renewal
February 11, 2013

The Church? She will go on. Let us do so as well.

Pope Benedict is resigning. Not the end of the world, nor the end of the Church. If you find yourself saddened by this news remember: the
February 6, 2013

Father Fugee has a desk job. Would you rather he be free to roam?

There was no small amount of consternation yesterday when the Newark Archdiocese announced that Father Michael Fugee has been appointed to co-diretor of the Office of
February 6, 2013

Obama: “We can’t cut our way to prosperity.” USPS: “Yes, we can!”

Normally people ought to avoid declaiming on things they clearly know next to nothing about, e.g., Phil Simms on holding calls. Yesterday President Obama, owner of
February 4, 2013

“If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t get gay married!”

… at least, that’s how simple so many advocates of gay “marriage” make it seem. Have you heard that line before? It’s been practically a tagline
January 24, 2013

“That life is what matters. And *you* matter.”

Not gonna lie, some of these reactions made me choke up a little and they all made me smile a whole lot. Just a beautiful testament
January 22, 2013

200 Newtown massacres, every day.

The horror felt is real, because the carnage of massacre was horrifying. Twenty young children, slain for no good reason. Adam Lanza just decided they were
January 21, 2013

Lessons from President Obama and a young fourth-century Roman girl.

Ironic that the second inaugural of President Barack Obama falls on the memorial of St. Agnes of Rome. Agnes was 12 years old when she was
January 17, 2013

Joe Biden wants to stop the coarsening of society. Great. But how?

During a talk to the United States Conference of Mayors today that centered on President Obama’s gun control efforts Joe Biden said, We’ll not be able to