Archive for November 2012

Richard Wilkins passes away at 59

The pro-life and pro-family causes suffered a great loss earlier this week with the untimely passing of Richard Wilkins. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865567647/BYU-law-professor-well-known-Utah-stage-actor-Richard-Wilkins-passes-away-at-59.html He will be sorely missed. Professor Wilkins was a featured speaker at UFL’s 2005 conference. Here is a link to his paper from that conference. http://www.uffl.org/vol15/wilkins05.pdf Richard M.

“Advancing a Culture of Life: Pro-Life Argument in the Coming Generation”

The Thomistic Institute NYC will be hosting a conference in April called “Advancing a Culture of Life: Pro-Life Argument in the Coming Generation” Catholic Center, New York University April 5-6, 2013 This conference is free and open to the public. Tentative Schedule: Friday April 5: 1:00 pm: David Novak (University of Toronto) Respondent: Rusty Reno (First Things) […]

An article on retirement communities

Homiletics and Pastoral Review recently published an article of mine called “The Catholic Identity of a Retirement Community” Because of the Catholic incorporation of natural law thinking, much of it is applicable or translatable  in non-Catholic settings, and it certainly bears on the pro-life message about the ethical treatment of the elderly.

Reaching out to Hispanic voters

Encouraging Hispanic immigration is a double-edged sword for the GOP: It may increase GOP votes in the short run, but it may increase Democratic voters in the long run. And, frankly, it is hard to imagine any bid the GOP could make on immigration or almost any other Latino issue that the Dems could not […]