In Founding Believers , today’s “On the Square” article, Joe Carter argues that the majority of America’s founding fathers — eight of the thirteen he evaluates — were not, as some like to claim, Christians, but Deists of one sort or another.

Coming a little later: in his column, George Weigel defends Pope Pius XII from yet another slander, this one that he cut an immoral deal with the Nazis. For a defense of Pius against a different slander, see Ronald Rychlak and William Doino’s Pius XII and the Distorting Ellipsis .