On Their Honor

A way to look at dueling, then and now.

Issues Beneath Issues at Synod 2015

Beneath the visible questions regarding marriage and the family lie more basic questions of the Church’s self-understanding.

On Taxes, Trump is No Reagan

President Reagan would never have proposed something so transparently infeasible as the tax plan of Donald Trump.

Letters to a Young Connoisseur

Kenneth Clark thanked Bernard Berenson for “emancipating” him from the intellectual fashions of the age.

How Russia Outplayed America in the Middle East’s Great Game

By going all-in on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the war in Syria, Putin has put Russia at the center of the great game in the Middle East.

Seeking President, No Experience Necessary

The struggle within the Republican Party right now centers on those who, figuratively speaking, want to rebuild the village and those who want to burn it down.

When Dad is the Devil

The stories of 20 dictators and their children are a dark prism through which to view the 20th and early 21st centuries. But the psychology is irresistibly fascinating.

Synod 2015 Hopes

One key hope for Synod 2015: that it challenges the world (and the people of the Church) to rediscover the truth that there are truths built into human beings and into their relationships.

The Hillarycare Sequel to Obamacare

Hillary Clinton paved the way for Obamacare with the plan she pushed as first lady in 1993 and 1994. If elected, she will “build upon” Obamacare with more government control.

Letter to Synod Fathers from Catholic Women

The “Letter to the Synod Fathers from Catholic Women,” coordinated by the Catholic Women’s Forum, brings to the public square the much-needed voice of Catholic women who support the Church’s teachings on sexuality, marriage, and family.