Secular Nationalism, Islamism, and Making the Arab World


What have we learned from our failed Middle Eastern endeavors?

Some Action – Maybe – Starts Today


Whatever the fruits of today’s meeting between the USCCB delegation and Pope Francis, it’s essential to understand that the reforms the Church in the United States needs will come with and through the pope and his brother bishops – with and through Peter and his fellow apostles – or it will not come.

Saving Synod-2018 from Itself


A preliminary document looks like a prescription for a failed synod. What might the participants in Synod-2018 do to salvage a useful discussion in October?

We Will Not Yield


What Newman said of his day is also true of our own: “The Catholic people, in the length and breadth of Christendom, were the obstinate champions of Catholic truth, and the bishops were not.”

A “Penchant” for Innuendo


With one word, the New York Times attempts to cast a shadow on Brett Kavanaugh’s character.

Memo to Democrats: Upholding Norms Is a Two-Way Street


At the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, Senate Democrats have undermined the decency they claim to uphold.

The Threat of ‘Genius’ to Truly Successful Architecture


The pursuit of genius in architecture is what has most contributed to the unstitching of our urban fabric, giving us those buildings in outlandish shapes and unsightly materials that take a chunk of the city and make it into somewhere else.

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