Immigration, and who comes into our country, has obviously become an incredibly pertinent subject the last few years, and even more so in the last few days. What did the Founders have to say about it? As it turns out, quite a bit. Throughout their comments can be discerned one consistent thread: those that come to this country must share our values, fully support our unique and exceptional institutions, and immigration policy should be dictated by the interests of those who already live here.
In light of the back-to-back March for Life and “Women’s March,” we need of a reminder of the ancient Christian position on abortion. It’s one of the signs of our age that what our Christian ancestors deemed a given for 2,000 years has, since the Sexual Revolution of the 1960’s, suddenly become matters of “debate” among self-proclaimed Christians. They seem to believe that Christian teaching on abortion was unclear throughout the ages. It was not.
I’m going to leave Twitter for awhile. I’ll keep my account so I can share articles, interviews, etc. But I gave up FB awhile ago, and have not regretted it. I am heeding Cardinal Sarah’s call for silence—spiritually preparing for the dark days ahead, with joy, and love.
I will heed the call of these two great men. I suggest we all do so. Even if you don’t agree with them, fasting and penance is called for in these dark days, when the world seems to be at the precipice of something.