Month: April 2019

  • Benet Chapel and a low-key night

    Benet Chapel and a low-key night

    I’m working while I’m here in Bismarck for University of Mary, so these are full days. We’re working up to our major spring event at Americans United for Life, “Women Speak 2019: A Symposium on Life Without Roe,” which takes place in Washington, DC next week. And I’m also participating in the final components of […]

  • Back to Bismarck

    Back to Bismarck

    I’m writing from Chicago at O’Hare, where I’m on a brief layover before heading to Bismarck, North Dakota for my final visit related to my M.S. in Bioethics. This will be my fourth time in the Roughrider State since my first visit in 2011, and I’m looking forward to seeing the plains again. Sharing two…

  • National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

    National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

    I attended the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast for the second year this morning, which took place at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. Speakers this year were Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, Mick Mulvaney, Curtis Martin, and Sr. Bethany Madonna. We also had an exhibitor booth for Americans United for Life prior to the 7am…

  • Roman pietas

    Louis Markos approaches Virgil and the Roman interest in pietas: I’m glad to see that your age has not forgotten Rome. But please, children of the future, do not think that Rome was only a city or an empire or a people. She was also an idea, the noblest idea the world has ever known.…

  • Tacitus at Easter

    Tacitus at Easter

    We celebrated Easter Vigil last night at Saint Raymond of Penafort in Philadelphia. To mark Easter I’m sharing John Burger’s piece on Tacitus, the Roman historian: Tacitus is known for his chronicles of the Roman Empire, but he was also a high official in Rome’s imperial administration. Among the many stepping stones he had in…