Musings on Dead Voters

October 28, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

You may have read reports of dead people having voted in recent elections. You may also have heard warnings about questioning the legitimacy of the outcome of the upcoming presidential election. Indeed, one U.S. bishop […]


The Death Penalty Debate Continues…

September 24, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

Let’s not kill one another in print, virtual or otherwise, over the death penalty. That was a main point of my recent comments regarding the re-emerging debate on that topic.  We’ll see what happens as the debate […]


Showing Mercy to Creation?

September 9, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

In his Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis suggests adding two “works of mercy” to the traditional lists of the seven Spiritual Works of Mercy […]


The Trending of the Pope

April 8, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

Pope Francis’ post-synodal apostolic exhortation The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) is getting mixed “reviews” in Catholic circles, if social media and other Internet activity is any indication. Officialdom is largely positive, as we would expect. […]


Should We Hope “That All Men Be Saved”?

January 19, 2015 Mark Brumley 0

Editor’s Note: This essay was originally published in a slightly different form in November 2013 as part of the CWR Symposium, “Vatican II, Salvation, and the Unsaved”. It is reprinted here on the occasion of the recent publication […]