All posts by Jason Jappa

The Pill Kills Families

Ever since the first whisper of Catholic teaching on contraception there has been upheaval, derision, and outright fabrication. Declared to be an infallible teaching at the time it was uttered in 1930-and reiterated in 1968-this teaching has created controversy where it should have created clarity.... read more

Freedom Requires Virtue, Which Requires Faith

To those of you who don't think religious freedom is that important, I've got a message for you: It isn't. It isn't, that is, if you don't care about any of your freedoms. In early May, I had the honor of delivering the commencement address at Hillsdale College in Michigan. National Review has... read more

Nonprofit Free Speech Progress: Recent Developments in Issue Advocacy and Politics

CCI Editor's Note: With coming elections, it is important to know the free speech rights of non-profits. The IRS, a federal appellate court, and a grass-roots 501(c)(4) litigant have spoken up in three key recent developments affecting "issue advocacy." This term refers to activities intended to... read more

Franklin Graham Calls on Pastors to Speak Out on Abortion, Homosexuality; Says ‘God Hates Cowards’

WASHINGTON - The Rev. Franklin Graham told a large gathering of pastors on Thursday to address controversial issues from the pulpit, declaring that "God hates cowards." Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, based his remarks on Revelation... read more

Gay Americans Get National Park Service Recognition

Gay Americans Get National Park Service Recognition The announcement Friday that the National Park Service will begin installing markers at places of importance to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans is a step toward including them in the national narrative - and... read more

Targeting johns, not prostitutes

BACK IN September, Boston mayoral candidate Martin Walsh called a press conference in Dewey Square to outline a thoughtful strategy to combat the commercial sex trade in Boston. Not a single reporter showed up other than one who accidentally happened by. But now that he has the title of mayor,... read more

LCWR leaders, U.S. archbishop respond to Vatican official’s remarks

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The recent rebuke of the officers of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious by the head of the Vatican's doctrinal office should be viewed as one part of his entire remarks and one aspect of the group's visits and ongoing dialogue with Vatican officials, according to a... read more

Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Student Debt Has Got to Go!

Student debt is a public-policy issue that will keep on giving-giving problems to the Democrats, who created it, and the opportunity of a lifetime to Republicans, if they have the wit to seize it. The total student-loan debt is huge, an estimated $1 trillion. Average debt per borrower in 2012... read more

Relationship problems, not family rejection, leading cause of higher gay suicides: study

While many assume that family rejection is the leading cause of depression among LBGTI individuals, a new study has found that in fact the problem appears to stem predominantly from the higher incidence of relationship problems among homosexuals. Dr. Delaney Skerrett led a team of researchers... read more

Fr. Scalia: Veritatis Splendor Became ‘Magna Carta’ for Teaching Moral Theology

The Institute of Catholic Culture recently presented Father Paul Scalia for a talk on "Veritatis Splendor: The Modern Moral Crisis and the Way of Truth," in northern Virginia. The full video recording of his presentation is available on the Institute's website. Fr. Scalia, who serves as chaplain... read more


World-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, a rising star among Republicans, says President Obama should be more open with his records, including documentation that could show he applied for financial aid as a foreign student. Carson saw his popularity surge after a 2013 National Prayer Breakfast... read more

U.S. fertility plummets to record low

2nd Annual March for Marriage on June 19th.

Nat’l motto on money OK, says court

Pope Francis: A Faithful Son of the Church