The Responsibility of the Artist

This Saturday, October 12, the Catholic Artists Society and the Thomistic Institute will host the Rev. Peter John Cameron, OP, for a lecture titled “The Responsibility of the Artist.” It will be the second installment in the series “The Art of the Beautiful,” and if the first . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 10.8.13

The Government and the Arts David Marcus, Federalist The Communist Party and the Future of Religion in China André Laliberté, Immanent Frame How Europe Abandoned Peace Tony Barber, Financial Times Haunted by Thomas Merton William Van Ornum, Aleteia Iraqi Jewish Treasures in D.C. Lisa . . . . Continue Reading »


You know that interview Pope Francis gave to Eugenio Scalfari of the Italian newspaper,  La Repubblica ? The one in which the pope made some puzzling comments about conscience and proselytism? The one that so many people,  including me , have been poring over for insights into the . . . . Continue Reading »

Some Sad News

Edward Lev, beloved husband of MoJ friend Mary Ann Glendon of Harvard Law School, died unexpectedly this weekend after being hospitalized for what was thought to be a non-life threatening infection. He was 86 years old. Deepest condolences to Mary Ann and their daughters and grandchildren. . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 10.7.13

The Most Difficult Saint to Know Br. Leo Camurati, O.P., Dominicana Dante: The Most Vivid Version Robert Pogue Harrison, New York Review of Books Bejeweled Skeletons of Forgotten Martyrs Rachel Nuwer, Smithsonian Master of the Games Joseph Epstein, Weekly Standard In Conversation with Antonin . . . . Continue Reading »

Making Ministers Behind Bars

When the ACLU approves of a Baptist Bible college in a state penitentiary, you know there is something extraordinary going on. An article in The   New York Times, “ Bible College Helps Some at Louisiana Prison Find Peace ,” chronicles the remarkable story of the Louisiana State . . . . Continue Reading »

What the American People Hate

I heard Senator Mark Begich of Alaska on NPR one evening this week saying, “The Republicans are being held hostage by a small group in their party for political advantage and the American people hate it.” This, naturally raised the question, if the latter is true, where is the political . . . . Continue Reading »