Muddled Moral Reasoning

In a New York Times column today , Mark Oppenheimer reviews the controversy surrounding former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen’s efforts to square waterboarding with Catholic moral doctrine. Mr. . . . . Continue Reading »

Garanimal Religion

Does anybody else remember the old 1970s Garanimal commercials for children’s clothing? Mix! Match! Save! I think we need to revive the term—because I don’t know anything else to . . . . Continue Reading »

France Revisited

While reading Jody Bottum’s reflections on Catholicism and modern France , I found myself disagreeing. I’m inclined to think that we have a great deal to learn from France. There is, of . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

Lauren Weiner has some criticisms and recommendations for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: The most recent crop of inductees is interesting. Among the choices for 2009 were Robert Gates, . . . . Continue Reading »