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.

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.

The Pitfalls Of Debating The Pope’s Liberal Politics

George Neumayr’s book, ‘The Political Pope,’ laments Francis’ embrace of liberalism and walks a fine line between just criticism and jeremiad.

In Wake Of Manchester, Pope Francis Asserts Equivalence Between Islam And Christianity

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.

To Depoliticize Art, Trump Has To Do More Than End Federal Endowments

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.

What Blame Do Parents Share For The Sudden Emergence Of Trans Kids?

Transgender status is a complex and odd bid for public attention, especially coming from children.

How Pope Francis Helped An Unrepentant Terrorist Get A Presidential Pardon

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.

Jesus Could Have Been A Blue-Collar Jew

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.

Hillary Clinton’s New York Hometown Is Still Despondent Over Her Loss

Like Piglet noticing that his Very Small Heart could hold a large amount of Gratitude, residents are thankful for her Presence here among us.