Steve’s Columns

“Trump This…”

In an early and recent presidential debate, candidate Donald Trump was asked a question about specific comments he has made about women.  The script of the question suggested that because of some indelicate to indecent sexual references he has made concerning women, Mr. Trump might have difficulty capturing the female vote.  He responded to this question in usual Trump fashion – on the offensive – showing his frustration with what he referred to as political correctness run-amuck in our present culture. People are usually accused of being “politically correct” because of their obsessive calculation and excessive sensitivity in avoiding certain …

“Behold the Man of Faith” Christ Before Pilate (Tintoretto – 1567) “Therefore the civil authority, the purpose of which is the care of the common good in the temporal order, must recognize and look with favor on the religious life of the citizens. But if it presumes to control or restrict religious activity, it must be said to have exceeded the limits of its power” (Declaration on Religious Liberty, I, 3; Second Vatican Council). We do not live in a time in which the civil authority looks favorably on the religious life of its citizens.  In fact, in a span …