New Year’s Wishes for Some Catholic Brethren

The year ahead promises to be a challenging year for the Catholic Church.


A Ukrainian Christmas . . .

Celebrating the birth of a civil society capable of sustaining democracy.


Obama’s Attack on Israel

That Barack Obama would exit his presidency with one final betrayal of Israel is a shameful act by the most relentlessly anti-Israeli president in American history.


A “Merciless Assault on Human Dignity”

The Archbishop of Toronto is working to ensure that the conscience rights of Catholic health care providers are not compromised by Canada’s recent embrace of euthanasia.


A Stupid Anti-Israel Policy

And an awful speech by John Kerry.


Humanizing Jesus

The Son of God became not just the author of the human drama but an actor in it.


Christmas and Living Beyond Fear

The archangel Gabriel encouraged Mary and Joseph to trust in God.


How Charlie Sykes Helped Turn Wisconsin Red

By sticking to the issues and digging into state politics, he made an impact with his microphone.


Unabashed Elitism

The chief reason to buy The Spectacle of Skill, a new anthology of Robert Hughes’s writings, is for Hughes’s memoir, though everything in it is worth reading for the first or the fifth time.


Voice of Civilization

Like Herodotus, Thucydides, Montaigne, and Proust, Edward Gibbon (1737–1794) was a one-book wonder.