Letters

From the November 2017 Print Edition

BURNING BRIDGES I would like to thank First Things for the kind invitation to respond to Fr. Paul Mankowski’s review of my book Building a Bridge (“Pontifex Minimus,” August/September). Sadly, I found the review almost entirely divorced from the experience of the majority of LGBT Catholics in . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted

From the November 2017 Print Edition

John Witherspoon’s American Revolution:  Enlightenment and Religion from the Creation of Britain to the Founding of the United States by gideon mailer university of north carolina, 440 pages, $45 Were John Witherspoon living today, he would be a regular contributor to First . . . . Continue Reading »

Letters

From the October 2017 Print Edition

SACRAMENTS, NOT SWEETS James Zacchaeus’s story (“Thanks for Everything, Pope Francis,” June/July) is a testimony to what can result when a Catholic couple treats Christ’s commandments on marriage as divine guidance requiring obedience for their own good rather than an unachievable ideal . . . . Continue Reading »

Letters

From the Aug/Sept 2017 Print Edition

R. R. Reno is sympathetic to nationalism because he sees it as a reaction against disenchantment (“Return of the Strong Gods,” May). While I agree that “the banishment of love from our politics is creating the populism that presently troubles us,” it doesn’t strike me that this populism . . . . Continue Reading »