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Religion and the Social SciencesConversations with Robert Bellah and Christian Smithedited by R. R. Reno and Barbara McClayMore often than not it’s a class in the social science that challenges the faith of students, not a class in biology. Does critical understanding of our religious . . . . Continue Reading »
Today in our first feature article, Elizabeth Scalia diagnoses ” A Dictatorship of Sentimentalism “: I wonder if the dictatorship of relativism would be so comfortably entrenched within our society, were it not resting upon a bed of snuggly sentimentalism weaved through prosperity . . . . Continue Reading »
Germany has taken the initiative to tackle the Iraqi refugee crisis. The German Interior Minister Wolfgang SchÃ¤uble proposed to his EU colleagues a plan to accept more Iraqi refugees in Europe and to step up member states aid efforts for the region. So far, majority of all national . . . . Continue Reading »
Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore has made public a stiff letter of concern about the activities of the Legion of Christ and its lay affiliate, Regnum Christi, setting out guidelines to be met for its continuing operation in the archdiocese. In the course of his letter he notes the grave . . . . Continue Reading »
As those of you who tried to reach us over the weekend will have noticed, we temporarily lost ownership of our domain name, which closed down the site. Were back up and running now. Because Richard John Neuhaus Daily Article from Friday was unavailable for readers, weve decided to . . . . Continue Reading »
Father Gordon MacRae, a priest of the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, has been in prison for more than twelve years, convicted of a sex-abuse crime that he insists he did not commit. He is sentenced to thirty-three years, and his claim of innocence precludes his being considered for parole. . . . . Continue Reading »
In Delaware, the state legislature is debating embryonic stem cell research. A copy of some correspondence about that debate recently came to us here at First Things , and it seemed worth noting.The first was a widely distributed email from Kit Schooley, a liberal Presbyterian minister whose wife . . . . Continue Reading »