Maureen Mullarkey
Maureen Mullarkey
Maureen Mullarkey
Maureen Mullarkey is a painter and a critic. A member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), she writes on art and its intersection with religious and politics. Her essays have appeared in various publications, including The Nation, The Hudson Review, Arts Magazine, Art & Antiques, and The American Arts Quarterly. She was a columnist for The New York Sun during its life as a print publication. Currently, she is a senior contributor to The Federalist, an irregular contributor to The Weekly Standard, and keeper of a weblog titled Studio Matters. She is represented by George Billis Gallery, NYC. Follow her on Twitter, @mmletters.
My Me Too Moment Happened When A Man Took Feminists At Their Word

Now comes Me Too to put men in the dock for having believed that women really meant it when they disdained the old proprieties.

Pedophilia Isn’t The Main Problem With Catholic Priests, Homosexuality Is

Inadequate—and blameworthy—are expressions of sympathy for the abused that disguise the elephant in the rectory. The first responsibility is to call things by their right name.

Vatican Agreement With China Legitimizes A Christian-Torturing Regime

All that is clear is that the Vatican and the Chinese Communist Party will work, behind closed doors, to select all future bishops in every Chinese diocese.

The Catholic Scandal Is More About Power Than About Sex

Ultimately, the core of the issue here is not about sex. Not substantially. It is about a degraded Vatican culture that supports men like Theodore McCarrick.

You Won’t Believe What Kids Can Find On ‘Transgender’ At The Public Library

All but one of the hundreds of transgender books in my public library promote a movement derived from queer theory and built on a psychiatric condition.

What I Learned From Attending ‘Transgender 101’ At My Local Library

The auditorium screen set the tone: ‘If you judge people, then you have no time to love them.’ The slogan implied that only heartless faultfinders would be skeptical of transgender dogma.

Catholic Bishops’ Support For Open Borders Hides Self-Serving Politics

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently rewrote a quadrennial advisory for Catholic voters. The timing appears geared toward influencing the 2018 midterms.

What Happened When 3 Women Faced Deep Suffering Rather Than Abort Their Children

The grace of each woman’s decision throws into relief the lurid jubilation in Ireland over the results of the May 25 referendum.

Wim Wenders’ ‘Pope Francis’ Documentary Is Religious Pornography

‘Pope Francis’ is a disturbing film, not solely for its exaltation of Francis and his politics but more so for having been planned from the beginning of his ascent to office.

What Some Teachers Think About Carrying Guns Doesn’t Match Historical Reality

Before 1995, states let teachers carry concealed handguns at school. Research was unable to find a single instance when faculty improperly used a permitted handgun at school.

Why The STEAM Fad In Schools Isn’t About A Better Education

Identity-group ‘diversity’ is now ‘an explicit job qualification’ in scientific disciplines, altering the selection and training of future scientists.

Ukraine’s Experience With A Puppet Church Prefigures Francis’s Capitulation To Communist China

In the judgment of both regimes, a substitute for the church, whether Orthodox or Roman Catholic, would gradually eliminate Christianity by attrition.

Pope Francis’s Capitulation To Communist China Betrays His People And Faith

Far from making life easier for Chinese Catholics, accepting Communist control of their bishops disheartens and oppresses them further.

Georgetown University To Offer ‘Jesuit-Approved’ LGBTQ-Only Housing

The once-eminent Jesuit university has approved a queer-only campus residence. Georgetown officials crow this ‘is in keeping with our Catholic and Jesuit values.’

The Vatican’s Créche Is Bad, But Not For Celebrating Homosexuality

The créche is an 800-year-old emblem of divinity ushered into time and history. It is a theological symbol, not a political one.

Why Criminalizing Sexual Harassment Fosters Witch Hunts

Sexual harassment digests a degenerate thug like Harvey Weinstein with a college student who makes an awkward pass or a well-intentioned boss who compliments a dress.

Art Academics’ Ignorance Drives Their Antagonism To Confederate Statues

Despite pervasive emphasis on contextualizing, the responses gives no hint of substantial historical knowledge beyond the received tropes of popular culture and press.

Catholic Order Embraces Euthanasia In The Name Of Alleviating ‘Mental Suffering’

Euthanasia is on the rise in Belgium, and around the world, prompting a Catholic charity to terminate the sufferer in order to eradicate suffering.

Congress Promises The World To Charlie Gard While Ignoring Thousands Of Veterans Dying Under Their Care

The personal tragedy of the Gard family and their dying baby elicited a spectacle of hypocrisy and grandstanding from Rome to DC.

80 Years Ago, Hilaire Belloc Predicted Radical Islam’s Re-Emergence Because Of Secularization

His insight into Islam at a time England was preoccupied—with Hitler, communism abroad, and a fascist movement at home—was exceptional. And penetrating.