Unam Sanctam Catholicam: A Call for a Renewal of Tradition in the Catholic Church

It has been over a half-century since the closure of the Second Vatican Council, which ran in multiple sessions from 1963 to 1965 under the papacies of Pope Saint John XXIII and Pope Paul VI. Vatican II, as the ecumenical council is colloquially known is considered the defining moment of the Church in the twentieth century.  The Council brought forth historic change to the Roman Catholic Church, thereby fundamentally altering the liturgy and dispensing with centuries of tradition to appease a world society that had freshly emerged from the two…

What Neil Gorsuch Means for the Future of the Supreme Court

On Tuesday evening, President Trump revealed his nominee to fill the open vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away unexpectedly last February. The President’s choice, Neil Gorsuch, is considered by many to be a worthy successor to Scalia given his reputation as a dependable conservative jurist within the legal community. Judge Gorsuch boasts rock-solid credentials that should make even the most obstinate Democratic senator consider his nomination. The son of a former EPA administrator, Judge Gorsuch was originally educated at Columbia and…

Republicans, Scalia, Garland, and the Future of the Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death on Feb. 13 has significantly altered the landscape of the 2016 presidential election, leading the remaining candidates of both political parties to zealously praise or condemn our outgoing president’s handling of the matter. As with any issue in today’s hyper polarized political climate, many leading Republican figures contested the president’s constitutional duty – including presidential candidates and current senators, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, alongside senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, who have repeatedly vowed to strike down any Obama judicial appointment that comes his way prior…