• “Feminism” Is A Good Excuse To Spread The Truth

    We’re all called to evangelize by virtue of our baptism, but what’s the most effective way to do that? During the Advent-Christmas season, or any time for that matter, how can we evangelize without having a co-worker, or even family member, turn us into the local chapter of the ACLU? More... Read more
  • Student Protesters: Defending the First Amendment Is ‘Violent’

    A group of students at Western Washington University used their own right to free speech to disrupt a pro–free-speech lecture — calling the idea of complete free speech “violent” — and apparently, they don’t understand the irony. According to an article in the school’s official... Read more
  • Time, Trump and the Great #PieGate Conspiracy

    If you were expecting turkey and stuffing to offer a relief from the media’s Trump Derangement Syndrome, I’m sorry to disappoint. While the rest of us were enjoying left overs, hanging with relatives or braving Black Friday, others were feeding their obsession to attack anything or anyone... Read more
  • Increasingly Partisan Americans Don’t Want ‘Unity’

    Earlier this week, The Atlantic published an amusing piece by Molly Ball tracking a few members of Third Way, a center-left think tank, on their “post-election listening tour.” See if you can spot the flaws in their assumptions: The trip was predicated on the optimistic notion that if... Read more
  • G. K. Chesterton on Dan Brown: The Interview

    I few years ago I sat down with famed British journalist, author, apologist, and wit G.K. Chesterton (in the form of his books, as he was not physically available) and discussed the work of best-selling novelist Dan Brown, whose novels have sold some 200 million copies. Brown’s new novel,... Read more
  • First Things and the Market Economy

    In a recent First Things column, editor R.R. Reno confirmed that the magazine founded by Father Richard John Neuhaus has substantially revised its hitherto generally positive view of the market economy. This formal shift toward what I’ll call “One Reluctant Cheer for—and Many Doubts... Read more
  • Scalia’s Legacy

    In Scalia Speaks, the writing dazzles and the character shines through, reminders of a more civil time. I knew the late Justice Antonin Scalia a little, and, like millions of others, I was an avid fan of his jurisprudence, the great bulk of which he produced after I was no longer a law... Read more
  • Angry? There’s an App for That!

    Christians often struggle with even the idea of anger.  Many of us believe that a “good Christian” isn’t ever supposed to get angry.  Of course, we recognize that Jesus, himself, sometimes got angry (cf. Mt 21:12 and Mt 23:33) but even so, it’s often hard to figure out what God wants... Read more
  • Sen. Feinstein Grills Catholic Nominee: ‘The Dogma Lives Loudly Within You’

    For Catholics with a sense of history, yesterday’s confirmation hearing for 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee brought to mind some of the darkest moments in the long traditions of anti-Catholicism in England and America. The Democrat... Read more
  • LA Times Freaks Out About Ben Shapiro Event At UC Berkeley

    The headline said it all. "Berkeley braces for right-wing talk show host Ben Shapiro's visit," wrote The Los Angeles Timeson Sunday. The lead was even more alarming. "Girding itself for a visit from another polarizing political figure and the possibility of more violent protests, UC... Read more