Casey Chalk
Casey Chalk
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Casey Chalk is a graduate student at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Theology at Christendom College.
‘Cobra Kai’ Reminds Us That Masculinity Is Good, And Boys And Girls Are Different

Although in some respects a continuation of the corny, 1980s nostalgia of ‘The Karate Kid,’ ‘Cobra Kai’ reminds Americans of cardinal truths about children that we all know deep down.

How Fishing Can Make Us Into Better People

It’s not just about the fish, but about the entire ecosystem that surrounds you, that has graciously welcomed you in.

How A Pope Turned Jesus’s Foster Father, Joseph, Into An Anti-Communist Icon

By acknowledging the value of labor, Pope Pius XII sought to provide the world an important counter-balance to an ascendant communism that held sway across much of the world.

Looking For A Female Role Model? Check Out Saint Catherine Of Siena

Contrary to what we’ve been told, there are other ways besides an atomistic drive for power and affluence to exemplify feminine strength and virtue.

Why Chip And Joanna Gaines’s Ubiquity Holds Perils And Promise

Everywhere, including every grocery store checkout counter, I’m greeted by the smiling faces of the co-founders of the popular HGTV program ‘Fixer Upper.’

Va. Public School Indoctrinates 5-Year-Olds About Transgenderism Without Telling Parents

Parents were not informed by their public school that their kindergarteners would be read a factually false transgender picture book by a cross-dressing male LGBT activist who calls himself ‘Sarah.’

Methodists’ LGBT Controversy Shows Many Don’t Know What Love Means

Those who disapprove of celebrations of sexual sin being foisted upon their Christian institutions are not necessarily being unloving. Consider that they may in fact be doing the opposite.

What Christians Can Learn From Saint Polycarp About Boldly Keeping The Faith

As attacks on Chris Pratt, Karen Pence, and the Gaines family become commonplace, Christians must remember to stand tall and affirm their faith in Christ.

Why This African Saint Thanked The Muslims Who Mutilated And Enslaved Her

The saint’s life and demeanor speaks uncomfortable truths about many modern issues, from Islam to outrage culture to the horrors of slavery.

Saying Western Civilization Means White People Is As Dumb As A Box Of Rocks

What made Jewish and Christian faiths different from other faiths of the ancient world was their rejection of racial tribalism in favor of universal truths.

What Saint Anthony’s Trek Into The Desert Can Teach Us All About Solitude

For millennia, people have ventured into the desert because it is a place of silence and emptiness, where man can be alone with God.

Saudi Woman Gets Immediate Amnesty, Persecuted Christians Like Michael Left To Mobs

It makes good sense for someone in fear of her life in an oppressive country to be offered asylum. The UN should apply the same treatment to my Pakistani Christian friend Michael.

Make 2019 The Year You Read ‘The Iliad’ With Your Kids

There are many reasons you should push this amazing text to the top of your family reading list in 2019.

These Three Post-Christmas Feast Days Highlight The Church’s Martyrs

The story of Jesus’s birth and persecution, plus the feasts devoted to Christian martyrs on the 28th and 29th, deserve a closer look.

The Best Christmas Picture Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

This holiday season, put away whatever overwrought, commercialized bric-a-brac books you own, and pick up some of the gems listed here.

Here’s What Happened To That Canadian Academic Defenestrated For Defending Speech

Although an unlikely alliance, conservatives must recognize the importance of joining hands with free speech heroes like this liberal Canadian academic.

What We All Can Learn From The Commemoration Of Saints Margaret And Elizabeth

Ours is no era of new enlightenment––the church, and Jesus himself, have been empowering and uplifting Christian women for years.

‘National Cook For Your Pets Day’ Is A Sign Of Absurd Self-Absorption

The increasing absurdity of pet owners shows no signs of stopping and detracts from our ability to focus on what matters––serving fellow humans.

Why Halloween Is America’s Most Neighborhood-Nurturing Holiday

Despite all the threats of spiritual and criminal mayhem, Halloween represents perhaps the most effective day of the year to foster community.

No, ‘Mere Christianity’ Isn’t Enough To Keep Me Catholic Post-Scandal

How Catholic self-conception is key to understanding arguments in favor of staying in the church, despite recent scandals.