Jimmy Lai, a Man for All Seasons

WSJ—(see link below) – Taped on the wall by my desk is a photo of Jimmy Lai in handcuffs. It was taken a week ago, the day 200 Hong Kong police raided his Apple Daily newspaper and arrested him. It is my most treasured photo of Jimmy, who also happens to be my godson, having…
Silent apostasy and a new kind of “sacrament”

Silent apostasy and a new kind of “sacrament”

Speaking at the University of Notre Dame in October 2016, just a few weeks before a national election that seemed sure to put a second Clinton in the White House, I noted that [Q]uite a few of us American Catholics have worked our way into a leadership class that the rest of the country both…
Freedom, Law and the Pursuit of Holiness

Freedom, Law and the Pursuit of Holiness

—Homily Given on the Occasion of the Annual Red Mass for the Diocese of Dallas, Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, October 13, 2018 -28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year “B”— Introduction Your Excellency Bishop Burns, Your Excellency Bishop Kelly, my brother priests, dear deacons, brothers and sisters in Christ: it is a…
Catholic Lawyers Defend St. Thomas More – Truly a Saint for the Legal Profession

Catholic Lawyers Defend St. Thomas More – Truly a Saint for the Legal Profession

by Gregory N. Weiler and Charles S. Limandri — On Friday, March 19, the Daily Journal [which describes itself as “California’s largest legal news provider”—ed. note] published a blistering and provocative article on St. Thomas More authored by San Diego trial attorney, Dan Lawton.  St. Thomas More was the famous 16th Century lawyer, Judge and…