Month: November 2019

  • ‘Meet me at the eagle’

    Among John Wanamaker’s lasting gifts to Philadelphia are the old Wanamaker’s flagship that Macy’s now occupies, and a beautiful work of art that remains in its heart—an incredible American Eagle. I saw it yesterday when visiting Center City for the first time in a while, and thought I’d share it and the language from the […]

  • Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    I spent the afternoon with family in Philadelphia, checking out the Christmas Village at Love Park, then heading to Macy’s for Wanamaker’s Christmas Light Show, and then heading to Reading Terminal Market for dinner. It was a beautiful but cold day, and a great way to spend the day after Thanksgiving. I’m now on a…

  • Creator of all things

    Creator of all things

    Happy Thanksgiving. On the walk back from 7:30am Mass at Epiphany in Georgetown this morning, I stopped to admire this perfect autumn scene, with its contrast of white home and picket fence and red-orange radiant foliage. I caught a 1pm train from Union Station to Philadelphia to be with family early this afternoon, and sharing…

  • Americans want abortion clinics held to same medical standards as hospitals

    Earlier this year we commissioned an Americans United for Life/YouGov national poll in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signing late-term abortion into law in New York, and we found that a supermajority of self-identified pro-choice Americans oppose New York-style late-term abortion. And earlier this month we released another Americans United for Life/YouGov national poll in…

  • In the kingdom of anxiety

    Terence Sweeney writes on Alan Jacobs’s “The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis”: History can be told as the story of what happened, but it can also be narrated as the story of what could have been but was not. We look to history, in part, to see not…