Rev. Michael P. Orsi is chaplain and research fellow in law & religion at the Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Fla. 

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April 8, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT
Today, (April 8, 2014) the world commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide.
April 8, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT
Today, (April 8, 2014) the world commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide.
September 13, 2013, 9:12 AM EDT
One of the often forgotten precepts of the Christian Just War Theory is that "Before war is entered upon there must be a reasonable belief that such an action will be successful."
May 13, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT
In recent years two major Catholic universities, Notre Dame and Georgetown have honored pro-choice politicians at their Commencement Exercises. Now, here we go again!
May 12, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT
Much ink has been spilt lately over the high cost of law school and its cost effectiveness in light of the paucity of jobs in legal profession.
March 20, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT
Politicians like Biden and Pelosi have been stubborn and contumacious in their pro-choice policies and in presenting themselves for reception of the Eucharist. But, they only did at the Vatican what they have been allowed to do at home.
March 15, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT
Much will be said about why Bergoglio was elected. However, it has less to do with demographics or politics than with the personality of the man himself.
February 11, 2013, 2:26 PM EST
Pope Benedict XVI's resignation has taken the world by surprise, but his humility will be spoken of until the end of time.
January 23, 2013, 3:32 PM EST
In recent weeks the media has given a good deal of attention to professional athletes who used illicit drugs to enhance their performance.
October 28, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT
There are three dirty words that are being used to subvert traditional morality in Western society: tolerance, diversity and welcoming.
July 9, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT
The recent Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), which upheld the individual mandate as constitutional, portends grave danger for those religious organizations now suing the federal government for infringing on their religious liberty.
February 13, 2012, 3:12 PM EST
The so-called “Revised Obama Mandate” which allows employers not to offer “preventative care,” but instead requires their insurers to offer these services free of charge is simply a slight of hand. It runs afoul of basic Catholic moral principles.
October 25, 2011, 5:48 PM EDT
A recent Note issued by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Toward Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority has liberals jubilant and conservatives apoplectic with its call “to create some form of global monetary management” (Sec. 4).
June 14, 2011, 4:01 AM EDT
Recently, a number of Catholic religious leaders protested against the Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-Ohio), a fellow Catholic, as the commencement speaker at the Catholic University of Amer
May 18, 2011, 4:01 AM EDT
Thus far, America’s religious leaders have failed to adequately inform the nation’s conscience on a proper sentiment regarding the killing of Osama bin Laden.
April 6, 2011, 4:02 AM EDT
How we express ourselves to others reveals our perception of reality. Appreciation of status, for example, is suggested in forms of address and by the words and phrases we use.
February 17, 2011, 4:01 AM EST
President Obama’s proposed budget cuts for Pell Grants and the elimination of the in-school interest subsidy on the Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans for graduate and professional students is farci
January 25, 2011, 3:50 PM EST
Every year since 1986 when Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first observed as a federal holiday I find myself in a snit. Not because I disagree with what Dr.
December 1, 2010, 4:04 AM EST
Pope Benedict’s comment in “Light of the World,” a recently released book by Peter Seewald, that “There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a cond
October 25, 2010, 5:11 PM EDT