Fr. Maciej Zięba, O.P. (1954–2020)
Maciej Zięba’s was a Catholic voice of singular insight, clarity, and good sense in an increasingly fragmented and polarized Polish society.
Christians as a Cultural Minority (Again)
The greatest and most powerful Christian distinctive is not the exercise of power; it is the offer of grace.
More Inane Myths about Chosenness
A new book aims to dispel the idea of the divine chosenness of the Jews. In fact, it promotes a moralism as heavy-handed as that of the most simplistic preacher.
Infamy and Mythology
For Donald Trump, yesterday’s events may prove to be as much one as the other.
Many Republicans Own This Insurrection
Responsibility for the storming of the Capitol extends well beyond President Trump.
A Catholic Moment
If Protestantism no longer provides the ballast for this republic, and if Catholicism is not – at least, not presently – up to the task, then one of two options remains. Either our politics will continue to careen towards disaster or something else will, if it has not already, fill the void.
The Capitol Riot Shows How Fragile a Free Nation Can Be
Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol was unconscionable, unpatriotic and despicable.
Catholic Coherence, Catholic Integrity
Bishops who maintain the Church’s eucharistic integrity and coherence are not acting politically or punitively; those bishops are calling the entire Church to deeper conversion while expressing appropriate, indeed necessary, concern for the spiritual well-being and moral coherence of those under their pastoral care.
Will Joe Manchin Remain Pro-Life?
Senator Joe Manchin could very well choose to maintain his support for abortion restrictions and protections for unborn children and taxpayers’ rights, especially given the views of his constituents. But it’s no sure thing.
Beware: New Civics Mandates Will Be Woke
A commendable desire to counter both civic illiteracy and the excesses of woke ideology has produced a new national movement to mandate history and civics standards. Unfortunately, that strategy will produce the very opposite of its intended effect.