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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.

Trump, Mrs. Wilson and That ‘Senior Official’

If the senior official who wrote a recent New York Times op-ed truly had the best interests of the country at heart, he would have kept secret what he is doing, not only his identity.

The Cause and Mechanisms of American De-Industrialization

An effective solution to the decline of American manufacturing highlighted in the new book Advanced Manufacturing, it seems, requires either a change of mind by President Trump, or a different president.

Senate Sleepers

U.S. Senate races in Texas, New Mexico, and New Jersey could become unexpectedly close in the fall.

Take Salena Zito Seriously and Literally

Salena Zito’s books, CNN appearances, and columns give voice to the blue-collar voters who delivered victory to President Trump in 2016. That is why Twitter trolls are poring over her work to find any error, no matter how slight, to discredit her.