With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and with political fever mounting, Catholics need to be conscious of what the true genius of the American government is and where the true power of our Faith lies.
As much as he wanted to stop abortion, Justice Scalia knew better than most the limitations of government. I actually heard him say that the U.S. Constitution does not protect the life of the unborn.
I wanted to thank the Archdiocese of St. Louis for making the difficult decision to cancel the GenLife trip to Washington, D.C. when it appeared that travel conditions would deteriorate. I know many of the students were horribly disappointed, but I appreciate the decision to respect the lives of the would-be marchers just as much as the lives lost to abortion.
Samantha Nickrent, St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Brentwood
As a theology teacher at an archdiocesan high school, I was approached by a prospective parent at our school's open house about the "Catholic identity" of our school and how strong it was. I found it refreshing to hear a parent actually ask about this as it is rarely, if ever, brought up by any parents I have encountered at functions like open house.