A Realistic Look at the Church and International Law

The Catholic Church may no longer be a high-level contributor to the development of international law in the postmodern world, but it can still serve as a witness—“the voice of one crying in the wilderness”—concerning international law’s proper intents and purposes.

Defending Marriage at Notre Dame

Ethika Politika was proud to co-sponsor a panel on “Marriage, the Church, and the Common Good,” featuring some of the biggest contributors to the marriage debate, and presented by our very own Michael Bradley.

Shameless Lovers of Liberty

American Catholics gained status after the 19th century by assenting to our liberal regime. But each week brings more news that the jig is up. The bigots are back, and American Catholics will need a new way forward.

New Yorker to Norbertine: An Interview with Michael W. Hannon

Ethika Politika‘s Michael Bradley and Michael W. Hannon sit down at the University of Notre Dame to discuss the latter’s journey toward religious life.

Celibacy and Sexual Capitalism

In this age of rapacious capitalism and of compulsory sexuality, there is potential for celibacy—and not just for clerics and religious—to make sense as political praxis more than at any time in Christian history since the reign of Constantine.

Bring Back Bossy

Girls are more likely to be catty than boys; boys are more likely to be violent than girls. Instead of sugar-coating bossy people, let’s invite girls and women to embrace a leadership the mission of which extends beyond the confines of self.

An Immigration Manifesto by Sam Rocha and Artur Rosman

The United States must stop living in a scapegoating lie.

No-Exit Catholicism

A no-exit Catholicism affirms a fundamental desire that is complementary and even, in some ways, identical to the evangelical desires of orthodoxy and magisterial fidelity.

Brave New Cold War

The culture war that is heating up in Europe: a continent that is now divided as it has not been since the Second World War on fundamental questions about the integrity and value of the human person.

Brendan Eich’s Gravediggers

Christians are waking up to the fact that they have very little moral capital with which to speak out against the defenestration of Brendan Eich. If we want to know why this is the case, we might start by questioning our own collective acquiescence.

Gift of Service and Self

When we make a gift of ourselves to the least of these, we will find ourselves, in the embrace of the greatest One. So, how will you give of yourself today?

Cardinal Kasper and Communion: A Pastoral Ideology?

While on the face of it Kasper’s conclusions might align with a pontificate characterized by pastoral sensitivity, if Rist is correct, they’re also fundamentally opposed to that same pontificate, which has made the rejection of ideology a hallmark.