Casey Chalk
Casey Chalk
Casey Chalk is a graduate student at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Theology at Christendom College.
Why Human Baseball Umpires Are An American Tradition Worth Preserving

Baseball must not be enslaved to the same mechanistic, progressivist paradigm worshipped by our technocratic elite.

Stop Saying Rude Things About Having Three Or More Kids Like Will And Kate

The organization cited climate change, economic equality, and the distribution of resources as reasons Prince William and Kate should ‘consider foregoing having a third child.’ Balderdash.

Without Consequences, Public Apologies Equal Public Manipulation

When a public figure accepts responsibility for misbehavior without actually communicating any explicit consequences that follow, it is merely a soft manipulation of the public.

What Israel’s Struggles With Monotheism Say About Our Own Failures

Humans often seem to require dramatic crises to clarify our problems and direct our attention to what is truly paramount. One of the most striking examples is the story of the Jewish people.

Instead Of Trade Wars, We Should Snag China’s Next Big Export: Tourists

The trick, of course, is to limit Chinese tourist misbehavior and ensure their massive tour groups don’t overrun the destinations most popular with Americans.

Muslim-Led Persecution Is A Global Epidemic, And It Hit My Friend Michael Again This Week

One of my best friends, a Pakistani Catholic named Michael, was brutally assaulted by Muslim thugs in a suburb of Karachi this week.

How The Church Built And Can Still Save Western Civilization

William J. Slattery’s book, ‘Heroism and Genius,’ makes the case that the Christianity is integral to creating and preserving human rights, along nearly every other significant cultural and historical accomplishment.

There’s A Central Part Of Irish Heritage That Is Increasingly Overlooked

The American obsession with all things Irish increasingly overlooks the one quality of the Irish people that has enabled that little island to have such an outsized influence on the greater world.

On Lent: The Jewish People Remind Us Sometimes We Need A Little Drama To Refocus

We humans often seem to require dramatic crises to clarify our own problems and direct our attention to what is truly paramount.

Twisted, Degrading Beer Labels And Names Spoils Industry Success

Some beer companies need to decide whether their product is about developing a taste for the finer things in life or an aid to preying on women.

Why This Classic ‘Guide To Intelligent Reading’ Should Be On Your Book List

In fewer than 350 pages, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren will more than likely transform the way you read and argue—for the better.

What Famous Theologian John Henry Newman Can Teach Us About Evaluating Ideas

In his major religious defense, John Henry Newman is indeed engaged in a battle, but he maintains a detachment that allows him to preserve a true charity towards his opponent.

How Dante Can Help You Become A Better Reader And Thinker This Year

Following the sage wisdom of Dante Alighieri, communicated through his imagined catechism of Thomas Aquinas, will greatly improve our reading and debating in 2018.

‘Craig And Fred’ Highlights Our Tendency To Put Man’s Best Friend Above Our Fellow Man

In ‘Craig and Fred,’ Craig Grossi tells the inspiring story of how a stray dog helped him overcome PTSD. But the book also raises discomfiting questions about how we put care of animals above the needs of our fellow man.

Why Even Non-Catholics Can Appreciate Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Most Americans’ knowledge of Our Lady of Guadalupe probably extends to recognizing the famous image of Mary, often found in the homes and businesses of many Mexican-Americans.

Sex Scandals Reveal How The Left Uses Shame To Destroy Morality

Shame, we are now told, is back in vogue, particularly if directed towards sexual harassment. Yet the Left has been appropriating shame to serve its ideological objectives for generations.

This Man Could Have Kept Vietnam From Communists, But The Kennedy Administration Okayed His Assassination

Geoffrey Shaw’s account is a page-turning, sorrowful account of how the United States betrayed a man of remarkable character and political genius.

How My Four-Year-Old Helped Me Appreciate Good Music

A question my four-year-old often asks me suggests the lessons of youth can be intellectually stimulating and penetrating.

‘Poldark’ Celebrates Hard Work, Fidelity, Common Law, And Community

The PBS series features superb acting, dramatic narrative twists, and, surprisingly, a consistent affirmation of conservative principles.

Ken Burns’ New Vietnam War Documentary Speaks For Silent Soldiers Like My Father

Despite his liberal, pacifist inclinations, my father answered his country’s call during the Vietnam War, and worked as a U.S. Army medic.