Month: May 2018

  • Pursuing what seems good

    Ireland has voted to repeal the 8th Amendment to its constitution, which was passed in September 1983 to strengthen its existing law to “recognise the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn.” The specific language: The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right […]

  • Stone and glass

    Stone and glass

    Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church sits just across the street from the Marriott Marquis, where yesterday’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast took place. The contrast between old and new Washington could hardly be better captured than in these scenes:

  • National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

    National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

    I attended the 2018 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast this morning. In its 14th year, it features a few notable speakers each year and is modeled to some degree after the National Prayer Breakfast. An incredibly well-run breakfast that ended exactly one minute before it was scheduled to conclude, it was tough to be disappointed. Held…

  • Logan Circle, spring view

    Logan Circle, spring view

    It’s been a while since I shared a view from the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network office above Logan Circle. We’re 11 stories up, but it doesn’t quite look like that. Beautiful spring day, heading to Washington later this morning for tomorrow’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast and tonight’s pre-breakfast reception.

  • Leisure as activity undertaken for its own sake

    Gracy Olmstead on properly understanding leisure: As Elizabeth Bruenig recently wrote for the Washington Post, “There’s a balance to be struck where it comes to work and rest, but in the United States, values and laws are already slanted drastically in favor of work.” … But ancient philosophers argued that the good life involved leisure:…