The author of a new book, One and Only: The Freedom of Having an Only Child and the Joy of Being One, views children through a warped feminist lens, where parenting is a zero-sum game and each child is a potential threat to a woman’s ‘authentic self.’ She couldn’t be more wrong. Read More.
The Last Counter-Reformation Pope
Pope Paul VI’s 1975 apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Nuntiandi, was a crucial moment in the emergence of the Evangelical Catholicism of the 21st century. Read More.
The Girl Scouts: A “Groundbreaking” Feminist Moment
Are the Girl Scouts neutral on abortion? Hardly. They recently sponsored a live screening and panel discussion of the feminist documentary, MAKERS, which presents abortion as essential to women’s autonomy. Read More.
‘Pacem in Terris’ at 50
There should be no doubt that the Church’s deployment of the language of “human rights” has helped magnify its moral voice in world affairs. Read More.
The Last Laugh of Alfredo Ottaviani
The Church that overturned the notion that, in the civil order, “error has no rights,” is now hard-pressed by secularist forces arrayed under that banner. Read More.
The Boy Scouts Admit Gay Kids: Does It Matter?
It’s simplistic to suppose that the only issues posed by integrating openly gay youth into scout troops will be issues of kindness and inclusion. It will be tough, if not impossible, for the Church to include gay Scouts without confronting, head-on, the deep divide between Catholic sexual morality and the secular creed of sexual “tolerance.” Read More.
U.S. Catholics: Overly Assimilated?
The Big Question of America Catholic history is not about assimilation, but about the most persuasive defense of our national experiment in ordered liberty. Read More.
Tribulation Compounded by Blasphemy
President Obama’s recent address to Planned Parenthood may have set a new standard for deliberate misrepresentation of reality. Read More.
Cross-Centered Catholic Renewal
In a Sistine Chapel homily, given to the cardinals who had elected him pope the evening before, the new bishop of Rome, reflecting on the dialogue between Jesus and Peter at Caesarea Philippi (Matt 16:13-25), challenged those who had just laid a great cross on his shoulders to deepen their own commitment to Christ crucified: Read More.
Scrap Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Design
Getting the Eisenhower Memorial right means holding a new competition to select a design worthy of the man, and of monumental Washington as it ought to be. Read More.
Embracing Our Roles
In the light of the Resurrection, humanity’s story is a not a cosmic tragedy, but a divine comedy. Read More.
Remembering Max Kampelman
Ambassador Max Kampelman, who died this past January at 92, understood that true political authority had to serve the cause of justice. Read More.
Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century
George Weigel discusses the historic shift taking place in the Church, “Evangelical Catholicism,” the new pope, and the flourishing Church in Africa. Read More.
“Do We Want to Know?”
Abortion’s don’t “improve” with more regulation or better oversight. A clean, sanitary abortion still produces a dead baby, just as surely as Gosnell’s butchery did. Read More.
The Bishop of Rome as Christian Radical
Pope Francis’ recent letter to the Argentine bishops’ conference provides a glimpse of the man, his convictions, and his vision. Read More.
“42” and Us
The film “42” is evidence that, amidst vast cultural and political confusions, Americans still believe in moral truths, moral absolutes, and moral courage. Read More.
A Reformed (and Re-Formed) College of Cardinals
The recent papal interregnum and conclave underscored the importance of re-forming, and reforming, the College of Cardinals. Here’s what that might mean. Read More.
Pope Francis is no “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” romantic. Count on him to challenge the dictatorship of relativism in the name of authentic humanism. Read More.
Iraq: Then & Now
The Iraq War crystallized the tensions that had been apparent in just war thinking for the past several decades. Read More.