This pope’s inclination to advance an ideological stance over rational judgment does not bode well for Catholicism or the future of the West. Willful blindness endangers both.
A culture war is not a street fight. Axing the endowments scores points but still leaves the arts captive to academia and its maze of orthodoxies.
Transgender status is a complex and odd bid for public attention, especially coming from children.
Papal connivance with the commutation of Oscar Lopez-Rivera’s sentence was not spontaneous. Francis’ mercy-mongering on his behalf lasted more than a year.
Christians are still in Christmastide; the Christmas story remains timely for a few more days. And to take the Incarnation seriously is to take history seriously.
Like Piglet noticing that his Very Small Heart could hold a large amount of Gratitude, residents are thankful for her Presence here among us.
Donald Trump’s victory has affected even the artists’ listserv I belong to. A December 3 broadcast touted an ‘action plan’ to stop Trump.
‘Jerusalem 1000 to 1400: Every People Under Heaven’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a sophisticated exercise in historical revision and cultural proselytizing.
Our shepherds avert their eyes from the squalor of Hillary Clinton’s behavior in office and her policy proposals. Instead, they take aim at the thought crimes of her campaign team.
You want locker room talk? Forget Donald Trump. His old-style cisgender crudity is as outdated as a codpiece.
We learn from history only if we draw the right lessons from it. The radical distance between the Roman world and our own is far-reaching.
E-readers are efficient and easy to use—but they’ll never compare to the tangible pleasures of physical books.
The ISIS-inspired attack on a priest and his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray is a lesson in the price Christianity pays for the fanaticism of profligate mercy.
Our town’s commemoration of the Orlando terrorist attacks was well-attended, self-congratulatory, even festive. Its memorial for slain police officers was sparse and ambivalent.
Our elites compete with each other for conjuring away the obvious or turning it into a spearhead against the open society that offends both totalitarian Islam and the Left.
Pope Francis’s ‘theology of the people’ is Marxism.
The moral and civic vulgarity of our political class is more consequential, more dangerous, than Donald Trump’s offenses against polite taste.
The cover art for vintage pulp fiction had the virtue of acknowledging the centrality of sin even while exploiting it.
The descent into manipulative power politics by Pope Francis and many bishops presages a resurgence of anti-Catholic sentiment in the United States.
The curtained confessional stands as the emblem of a moral universe remote from the temper of our time. Now, we excuse evildoing, and blame the innocent.
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