Stand Up for Indiana!

By Patrick J. Buchanan In what has been called the “Catholic moment” in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to “live the faith” and “set an example” for others. Public lives were to reflect moral beliefs. Christians were to avoid those “living in sin.” Christians who operated motels and […]

To Die for Charlie Hebdo?

To Die for Charlie Hebdo?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.” That maxim of Voltaire was among those most invoked by the marching millions in Sunday’s mammoth “Je Suis Charlie” rally in Paris. This week, in the spirit of Voltaire, French […]

Remembering Nixon’s Catholic Coup: An Interview With Pat Buchanan

Remembering Nixon’s Catholic Coup: An Interview With Pat Buchanan

By Sean Salai, S.J. – America Magazine Patrick J. Buchanan is a political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician, and broadcaster. He was a senior advisor to U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. He accompanied President Nixon to China in 1972. Later he sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996. In […]

Papal Neutrality in the Culture War?

Papal Neutrality in the Culture War?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Pope Francis doesn’t want cultural warriors; he doesn’t want ideologues,” said Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash.: “The nuncio said the Holy Father wants bishops with pastoral sensitivity, shepherds who know the smell of the sheep.” Bishop Cupich was conveying instructions the papal nuncio had delivered from Rome to guide U.S. […]

The ‘We Can’t Win’ Wimps Caucus

The ‘We Can’t Win’ Wimps Caucus

By Patrick J. Buchanan “We told you you would lose!” wail the Beltway bundlers of the Republican establishment. “We told you you would lose!” moan neoconservative columnists from their privileged perches on the op-ed pages of the Beltway press. “Look at what Ted Cruz and this Tea Party people did to us,” wails the GOP […]

Is Christianity Homophobic?

Is Christianity Homophobic?

By Patrick J. Buchanan That “loving Jesus means hating gay people” is “proclaimed in Christian churches and on Christian television and radio broadcasts.” So declares Dan Savage in his review of Jeff Chu’s “Does Jesus Really Love Me: A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America” — on page one of The New […]

Pope Francis — Against the West?

Pope Francis — Against the West?

By Patrick J. Buchanan “The Faith is Europe. And Europe is the Faith,” wrote Hilaire Belloc after that bloodbath we call World War I. “Either Europe will return to the Faith or she will perish.” By 1938, Belloc concluded Christian Europe was done: “The bad work begun at the Reformation is bearing its final fruit […]

A Godly Man in an Ungodly Age

A Godly Man in an Ungodly Age

By Patrick J. Buchanan “To govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me.” With those […]

Is the GOP Headed for the Boneyard?

Is the GOP Headed for the Boneyard?

By Patrick J. Buchanan After its second defeat at the hands of Barack Obama, under whom unemployment has never been lower than the day George W. Bush left office, the Republican Party has at last awakened to its existential crisis. Eighteen states have voted Democratic in six straight elections. Among the six are four of […]

Obama’s Remaking of America

by Patrick J. Buchanan Anyone who believes America’s culture wars are behind her should have started out Friday reading The Washington Times. The headlines on the three top stories on page one read: “California judges asked to say if they are gay.” “‘Tebow Bill‘ for home-schoolers dies in Virginia Senate panel.” “Opt-out on birth control […]