Light from the East

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has become one of the world’s most dynamic Catholic leaders under exceptionally challenging circumstances.

The U.S.’s Massive Vaccine Supply Could Become a Diplomatic Headache for Biden

The U.S. effort to vaccinate Americans for covid-19 is on track to fully vaccinate the population sometime this summer. That will be great news for the United States — and will force President Biden to make some very difficult diplomatic decisions.

Rhode Island’s Ill-Advised Action-Civics Bill

The Rhode Island Civic Literacy Act is a partisan leftist’s dream. It essentially mandates out-of-school political activism and lobbying, the vast majority of which will be on behalf of leftist causes.

Justice Thomas Questions Censorship Power of Big Tech

A concurrence by Justice Thomas leaves us with a tantalizing question: does the First Amendment already apply to Big Tech companies because they now have more power to suppress public speech than government?

Joe Biden’s American Grandstand

The president panders to the young, like the Dick Clark of 21st-century statesmen.

Why Is Jesus Still Wounded After His Resurrection?

All things, even broken things, can be made new again, and sometimes they can be made even more beautiful. And they need not be hidden, in shadows or in shame.

Hong Kong Calvary 2021

It is nothing short of scandalous that Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, and other brave men and women are facing persecution without any public support from the Vatican.

America is Becoming Less Religious. That Won’t Demolish Conservatism.

Gallup released polling data this week showing that, for the first time, a majority of Americans do not belong to a religious institution such as a church or synagogue. That change, which mirrors the dramatic rise in the number of adults having no religious preference, will likely change, but not demolish, American conservatism.

True Economic Headway Ennobles the Human Spirit

Innovation is part of the special American genius. But real progress is never merely material; unless it also ennobles the human spirit, it isn’t “progress” at all.

Not a Loaf, but Leaven

Catholics in the United States too often demonstrate a complacency of mind more characteristic of an establishment church than a distinctive minority.