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The first and arguably most important thing to say about the Pew Research Center’s new overview of American religion is that it offers no grounds for either complacency or panic. What it does … more
The persecution of the Catholic Church and other morally conservative religious bodies has begun in the United States. As predicted, it isn’t — thank God — bloody persecution like the … more
Not long after St. John XXIII’s social encyclical “Mater et Magistra” made its appearance in 1961, a wisecrack began making the rounds among Catholics who’d taken umbrage: “Mater, si; … more
When Pope Francis comes to the United States in late September, chances are good that he will arrive in the middle of a bitter, highly politicized national debate on same-sex marriage and religious … more
Is it time to revive Catholic triumphalism? On the whole, I’d say yes. At the very least, the question isn’t frivolous and deserves serious consideration. For after several decades during which … more
Is the devil real? Here is Msgr. Ronald Knox on that: “It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil, when he is the only explanation of it.” Msgr. Knox, eminent … more
When religion and secularism butt heads on public policy — a regular occurrence these days — religion typically is obliged to fight with one hand tied behind it. Unfair, you say? Certainly it is, … more
A man I know was walking his dog when a neighbor woman approached him and inquired about his wife. Not having seen her out and about in quite some time, the lady wondered: Was she well? “Not … more
The likelihood that the Supreme Court will announce its discovery of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage next June raises an obvious question for the Catholic Church: What do we do … more
I try to take American politics seriously, I really do. Serious issues are at stake, after all. But sometimes, entirely too often in fact, the realities of American political discourse make taking it … more
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