Both in America and in Israel, the liberal faith of too many Jews has imperiled the Jewish future. Needed is a serious, thoughtful, and authentically Jewish alternative.
The continuing failures of the Secret Service would be a serious worry under any administration, but they are particularly dangerous under this one.
Wolf Hall – the wildly successful novel now adapted for television – proves, yet again, that anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable bigotry in elite circles in the Anglosphere.
John Paul II’s approach to Jews and Judaism was shaped by a distinctive conviction that he shared with Elio Toaff — a conviction that was the basis of their friendship, and of their work together: that the biblical story is the world’s story read in its deepest dimension and against its most ample horizon.
A key task of conservative reformers today is to recover the more humble idea of American government at the core of our system.
When it comes time to write his story in full, he will be remembered as the most consequential archbishop of Chicago in the modern history of the Church — and a leader in American Catholicism whose intellectual and physical courage was instrumental in making the Church in the United States, for all its challenges and problems, the most vital in the developed world.
Had President Obama been interested in reforming the Cuban regime, he could have asked for it; instead, he asked for and received nothing in exchange for everything the Castros wanted.
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