Why Would You Want Putin as a Friend?


You have to overlook a lot to imagine that Russia’s intentions toward the United States and the West are benign.

Scalia Speaks, a Volume of Justice Scalia’s Speeches Co-Edited by EPPC President Ed Whelan, to be Published Oct. 3


Scalia Speaks collects dozens of Justice Scalia’s best speeches on topics as varied as the law, faith, virtue, pastimes, and heroes and friends. Only a handful of these speeches have ever been published before.

The Cooler Cold War


The call for serious and creative thinking about Russia is welcome and sensible. The claim that the Cold War is over is not, because Vladimir Putin never got that memo.

Why the Pope is Fighting for Charlie Gard


Once again, Pope Francis is offering a powerful, profound and much-needed lesson to the entire world about how to love unconditionally our brothers and sisters on the peripheries and the grave perils of what he calls a “throwaway culture” that casts aside the weak and defenseless.

16 Things You Must Believe to Buy the ‘Witch Hunt’ Russia Narrative


One column cannot accommodate the list of things you must believe if you trust that Donald Trump is truly the victim of a baseless witch hunt. Consider this a mere stab.

Jane Austen: The Personal


Happy is the reader who finds his or her way to Austen, whatever impediments might seem to block the path.

Awkward? Or Wise?


The Church can and must do a better job of explaining that, behind every “no” the Church says to this, that, or the other human failing or foible, there is a resounding “yes”: a “yes” to beatitude, a “yes” to human flourishing, a “yes” to noble living, a “yes” to a particular virtue.

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