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Sympathy for the Devil

Healthy families anchor healthy societies and are, in their essence, anti-totalitarian. In like manner, attacks on a healthy society at the macro level—the congealing of economic and political power in a minority elite, for example—inevitably cripple the family on a micro level and result in a poisoned civic life.

Don’t Nuke the Nuclear Family

The 1950s are not coming back. But the nuclear family, far from being discredited, has been vindicated by the decay that surrounds us now.

More Misconceptions about College

Young people don’t need elite schools to succeed; they just need to finish high school, get a full-time job, and get married before having children.

If You Stumble in the “Success Sequence,” a Strong Family Can Lift You Up

Wealth is not just economic, but familial—that is, someone can be rich in the strong bonds of family and community without necessarily being rich in money. For many in the immigrant subculture, the family is strong enough to withstand a misstep in the success sequence.

The Catholic Church Doesn’t Do “Paradigm Shifts”

The evolution of the Church’s understanding of the gospel over the centuries is not a matter of “paradigm shifts,” or ruptures, or radical breaks and new beginnings; it’s a question of what theologians call the development of doctrine.

Convalidating an Existing Marriage: What Is It and Why?

God’s healing power through the means of the Church: annulment, reconciliation, and convalidation.

Honor Thy Father

Good husbands and fathers do a lot of good — and the key is marriage.

Why Are Black College Graduates Less Wealthy than Other Grads?

The missing element may be a stable family structure.

Thinking about Pence and O’Reilly

Mike Pence’s controversial dinner policy can prevent lawsuits like those against Fox News.

Waugh’s Helena, Father General, and the Reality of Revelation

It has been clear for over two years that the marriage/divorce/holy communion controversy pits those who, with Vatican II, affirm the reality of revelation against those who insist that experience and history judge revelation.