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.

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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.

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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.

I'm a Distracted Father, Like God

Andrew M. Haines

What good happens in spite of my shortcomings, because of my nature, isn't an accident, but a participation in God's life, and in his design for fatherhood.

Religious Liberty and the Option for the Poor

Aaron Taylor

The popes remind us that libertarian regimes create their own victims, and that we have social and political responsibilities toward them.

Against Self-Help Catholicism

Mattias A. Caro

The affront of neo-Pelagian truths is that they replace the life of grace in favor of the quick seduction of knowledge, which if we only had access to, we would be more like God.

Talking with Jesuits

Andrew M. Haines

The present moment, both for the Church and for humanity, is one that we should entrust a bit more to "jesuitical" brilliance.

Jefferson Was Wrong: Freedom, Truth, and Liberalism

Craig Michael White

Love for ourselves is a duty, not an option, but so is love for those around us, for our societies, for all of humanity, and for the creation itself

Ireland’s Abortion Referendum: What Did Irish Voters Sign Up For?

Michael D'Emic

The “Yes” victory illustrates a new, sinister rending of human being-ness from any hope for moral objectivity.