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DOBBS CENTRAL:  The Law, the Facts, and the Politics

Our compendium of the best resources on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, from EPPC scholars and other experts.


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Praying for the Pope

Francis X. Maier

Every pontificate gets mixed reviews.  So, too, the current one.


The Catholic Thing / October 26, 2021

The Evangelical Church Is Breaking Apart

Peter Wehner

The aggressive, disruptive, and unforgiving mindset that characterizes so much of our politics has found a home in many American churches.


The Atlantic / October 24, 2021

Protecting Journalism From Google

Clare Morell

To protect all publishers, but especially small ones, the United States should follow Australia, which this year began using antitrust-competition laws to unlock payments big enough to help journalism survive.


National Review Online / October 23, 2021

Historians Misquote and Misrepresent Texas Civics Law

Stanley Kurtz

Critics of Texas Senate Bill 3, which prevents critical race theory–based indoctrination, continue to mischaracterize the law. In a new low, two historians, president of the American Historical Association.


National Review Online / October 23, 2021

Erasing Females in Language and Law

Mary Rice Hasson

The Equality Act and gender ideology privilege “gender identity” claims over the sex-based rights of females and thereby lead to erasing females, destroying the difference that grounds the idea of woman and women’s rights.


Early Claims for Joint Property

Erika Bachiochi

In this excerpt adapted from her book The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision, EPPC Fellow Erika Bachiochi writes about women’s early joint property rights claims and the value of the work of the home, tracing Mary Wollstonecraft’s argument that such work affords the character development men, women, and children need for true success in the public sphere, which provides a renewed rationale for family policy today.


Rome Remembers

Stephen P. White

Rome remembers her martyrs, and what an astonishing place to be allowed to join in that remembrance. I am filled with a pilgrim’s gratitude.


The Catholic Thing / October 21, 2021