Author Archive: Paul Zummo

Paul is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus with a doctorate in Politics. He has been writing about politics and Catholic social issues for most of his adult life. As a father of (so far) two young children, he is especially interested in preserving their civil and religious liberties. Paul also dabbles in fiction writing, and his novel Dirty Laundry can be found on Amazon.com.

rss feed Twitter

Author's Website →

What Catholic Foreign Policy Looks Like

What Catholic Foreign Policy Looks Like

| 09-17-AD2013 | [4]

The headline is just a slight tinkering of the title of Andrew McCarthy’s post on National Review Online from the other day. Though McCarthy’s post is about a conservative foreign policy approach, I thought the logic applicable to Catholics as well. McCarthy is looking for a conservative approach to foreign policy that is somewhere between […]

Politics More »
×
Weariness and Current Events

Weariness and Current Events

| 08-27-AD2013 | [13]

Upon completing Joseph Bottum’s now notorious essay in Commonweal, several dozen snarky thoughts crossed my mind, some of which I shared elsewhere. But honestly I don’t feel like being snarky because Bottum’s seemingly bottomless (sorry, couldn’t resist) piece makes me more sad than anything else. In one sense I share Bottum’s weariness. It’s a weariness […]

Social, Marriage More »
×
The Power of Glibness

The Power of Glibness

| 07-23-AD2013 | [8]

The Internet has revolutionized communication and allowed ordinary citizens access to wider audiences, as well as an ability to disseminate information and opinions to ever widening circles. This is both a blessing and a curse. It also has led to the creation of  a certain type of internet celebrity. These are writers of, err, questionable […]

Social, Politics More »
×
Using Bad Faith Arguments to Support Immigration Reform

Using Bad Faith Arguments to Support Immigration Reform

| 06-25-AD2013 | [20]

I would like to use this space to talk with you about an issue of the utmost moral importance. It’s an issue where no clear-thinking, righteous Catholic could possibly differ in judgment. Yes, it’s time that Catholics united and stood up for legislation that outlaws the use of incandescent light bulbs. Not only would such […]

Politics More »
×
We Need A Little Disney Every Now and Then

We Need A Little Disney Every Now and Then

| 05-28-AD2013 | [5]

My wife and I had a rare opportunity to watch a movie together the other night, and after about half an hour of looking though every available title on Netflix and Amazon, wesettled on Secretariat, the story of the great triple crown winning horse. After we settled in and the movie started playing I realized […]

×
From Tolerance to Coercion

From Tolerance to Coercion

| 04-30-AD2013 | [13]

I’m not a conspiracy theorist. What I mean by that is that I generally don’t go for complicated explanations when often the simplest ones will suffice. I don’t see hidden cabals controlling society – frankly, who needs hidden cabals when most plots to transform society are wide out in the open for most to see. […]

Family, Marriage, Social More »
×
Teen Sex: There’s An App For That

Teen Sex: There’s An App For That

| 04-02-AD2013 | [8]

Back in New York over Easter weekend I did a double take as a news scroll went past during the evening news: NYC releases sex app for teens. Had it been anywhere but New York I would have assumed that I misread the scroll, but it didn’t take long to confirm that I indeed saw what […]

Social More »
×
The Mass Should Not be a Near Occasion for Sin

The Mass Should Not be a Near Occasion for Sin

| 03-05-AD2013 | [10]

Father Dwight Longenecker has published a book just in time for Lent called The Gargoyle Code. It’s a modern riff on CS Lewis’s masterpiece, The Screwtape Letters. Like Lewis, Fr. Longenecker “transmits” a series of letters from an experienced tempter to a young apprentice trying to win possession of a young soul. There are some […]

Faith More »
×
Confronting the Culture Doesn’t Mean Embracing It

Confronting the Culture Doesn’t Mean Embracing It

| 02-05-AD2013 | [13]

Kurt Schlicter wrote a post on Breitbart’s Big Hollywood blog where he challenges conservatives to suck it up and watch Lena Dunham’s HBO program, Girls. So, why should conservatives want any part of this? Great question. The answer, if the fact that the show can be pretty amusing isn’t reason enough for you, is that […]

×