Matthew Schmitz is senior editor of First Things. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Spectator, and other publications. He holds an A.B. in English from Princeton University. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
Instead of engaging with the text of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s recent remarks at Notre Dame, Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter has attacked Chaput for saying that it might sometimes be necessary to deny communion to abortion-supporting politicians. Winters claims . . . . Continue Reading »
Last winter Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George posted online their paper What is Marriage? , a comprehensive, accessible argument for the view that marriage necessarily involves one man and one woman. The article was an unlikely hit, climbing to become the number one paper on . . . . Continue Reading »
During the health care debate, pro-lifers were reassured that the proposed law would have more than sufficient conscience protections and abortion restrictions. Anyone who raised concerns about a big, messy, and very complicated bill was accused of “crying wolf” . Well, here comes the . . . . Continue Reading »
One of the stranger responses to the controversy over Juan Williams’ firing was National Review’s attack on public radio for rural America. They singled out for scorn the idea of coastal liberalism being broadcast in Ogallalla, Nebraska. They might as well have said . . . . Continue Reading »
Eric Rohmer, leading director of the French New Wave, died in January at age 89. During a career that spanned fifty years, he gained international acclaim and some box-office success. But he died having been loved for the wrong reasons… . Continue Reading »