Thomas G. Bohlin

Stories by Thomas G. Bohlin

Abortion is a human rights issue, not a religious issue

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

God is always there, even as we vote

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

The heart too has its reasons

You will never succeed in taking religion out of political debate, because man doesn’t live by bread alone. He hungers … Continued

Where are our entertainment priorities!

Q: The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is sponsoring a pro-life ad, featuring football star Tim Tebow, during … Continued

Suffering overwhelms us, but cannot defeat us

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

No God? Eat, drink and be merry (Christmas)

Q: What do you think of the American Humanist Association’s new “Godless Holiday” campaign? The ads will say: “No God? … Continued

Bishops have a right to defend the defenseless

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

Catholic Church says, ‘Welcome home’

Until now, many devout Anglicans have faced a painful choice. They felt strongly called to enter the Roman Catholic Church, … Continued

Jesus said, “Leave everything and follow me”

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued

You Cannot Force People to Believe

How would you respond to radical Muslim clerics in northwest Pakistan — now under Islamic law — who are calling … Continued

Pope Benedict and the Pursuit of Truth

Pope Benedict’s willingness to admit to mistakes is a welcome precedent for all leaders, civil or religious. It was Pope … Continued

Satan? Fear Not

What forces were at work in his soul which created such malice, such irrational hatred?

“Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics”

Mark Twain once wrote: “There are three types of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Twain’s warning seems apt when … Continued

Why Destroy Life? We Have Better Alternatives

Facing the opposing claims of faith and scientific secularism, President Obama, adroit politician that he is, comes down squarely in … Continued

Obama and King’s Dream

In his “I have a dream speech,” Martin Luther King once called upon America to honor a still unfulfilled promise … Continued

“Faithful Citizenship” — What the Catholic Bishops Say

The Catholic bishops in the United States do not, of course, endorse particular political candidates. But they have outlined important … Continued

Books That Nourish the Mind and the Soul

Here are some of my favorites. The Letters of Ignatius of Antioch Reality history at its best: the moving letters … Continued

Pope Benedict, Islam, and Magdi Allam

On March 22 at St. Peter’s in Rome Pope Benedict XVI baptized a Muslim journalist named Magdi Allam, and in … Continued

On the Third Day He rose again…

Did Jesus literally rise from the dead? Twenty-five years after the event St. Paul gave this unambiguous answer: “If Christ … Continued

How Would Jesus Vote?

First of all, it is important to state emphatically that there are no grounds to the rumor that Jesus is … Continued