Publications


Louisiana Succeeds Where Middlebury Failed

A campus free-speech bill passed by the Louisiana legislature, like the proposal it is modeled on, systematically addresses the need to discipline students who shout-down visiting speakers.

Congressional Testimony: The State of Social Capital in America Today

Politics cannot solve our country’s 21st century dilemmas. But it can play a role in helping us to solve them. And it can begin to play that role by coming to understand the purpose of government as enabling Americans to better help one another.

As Trump Meets the Pope, Trump’s Detractors are Still Failing to Persuade His Catholic Voters Away from Him

Attempts to stymie President Trump politically by delegitimizing him religiously reek of opportunism.

In Fond Memory of Peter Augustine Lawler upon His Sudden Death

Lawler’s influence as a teacher and thinker was a function of his gregarious humor and charm, his talent for friendship, and his sheer brilliance. But ultimately, it likely had to do above all with the distinct worldview he articulated, which has done an enormous amount to deepen, humanize, and enrich contemporary conservatism.

Health Care Needs a Soul

Amazing advances in the science of healing have not always been complemented by parallel advances in wisdom about the ways in which the new technological capabilities we possess should be deployed. The health care profession needs a soul as well as a mind.

Catholic Lite and Europe’s Demographic Suicide

For a Catholic, Europe’s demographic winter bespeaks, first and foremost, a colossal evangelical failure. Acknowledging that also sheds light on the contemporary Catholic situation in Europe.

The ‘Evil Political Operator’ at the Anger Games

Roger Stone and Anthony Weiner exemplify the hacks who work to drag our society down to their level.

Callista Gingrich Suits the Job of Vatican Ambassador. But Can Newt Stay Out of the Spotlight?

Callista Gingrich will have a delicate task. Her indefatigable husband could complicate things.

For French Catholics, the Political Future has More Questions than Answers

The Macron-Le Pen face-off posed a singular challenge to any Catholic trying to make a faith-informed vote. What will be the impact of France’s surging, rejuvenated, newly-assertive Catholicism on French politics?

A Hillarian Lesson for Church Leaders

Fraternal correction is a delicate instrument, to be used with care. If its use completely atrophies, however, the Church risks becoming an ecclesiastical version of Clintonworld.