Is the Catechism Irrelevant?

Andrew M. Haines

The Catechism, today, shows more about the distortions of Catholic intellectualism than a failure by the Church to teach the truth.

Attacking Our Mother? The Battle Against Liberalism

Craig Michael White

Attacking liberalism, for Americans, feels a bit like attacking your mother: it is the set of political ideas of the Founders. 

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Send Them on Missions

Mattias A. Caro

It's impractical to send all priests to poor countries. But the call to radical evangelism exists even in the heart of the richest country on earth.

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Pope Francis and the Death Penalty: Has the Church's Teaching Changed?

Andrew M. Haines

Francis's teaching on capital punishment represents a discontinuity in the life of the Church. But one that highlights a deeper continuity.

Why Stoicism is Sexy

Andrew M. Haines

It's a philosophy for and by the rich who wanted to behave less so. Nowadays, though, it implies the axiom: Be rich first, then be virtuous.

A War College for Bishops

Mattias A. Caro

Let's establish in the United States a standing, monastic seminary for the formation of prelates. 

Law is Inherently Violent?

Mattias A. Caro

A "law is violence" approach is anti-intellectual, anti-Western, and certainly anti-Christian since it reduces man's highest good and moral flourishing to the sum of his basest desires for self-preservation. 

Unless the Tyrant's On Our Side

Andrew M. Haines

We believe there's a secret option, that there are better political instincts than those that have been tried before.

Piety and Being an American

Mattias A. Caro

Catholics in America have a special role to play, by informing an important virtue without falling into its excesses.

C. S. Lewis on Hate, and Why He Was Only Partly Right

David Mills

We're tempted to hate the other as a way of loving ourselves and our causes. That makes the hatefulness and the exaggeration feel virtuous.

Sex and the City of God

Andrew M. Haines

We're all victims, and enablers, in a culture of addiction that's endemic to Christians as much as anyone else.