Climate of Skepticism

In light of the recent email scandal at the University of East Anglia, James Hoggan’s new book, Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming, is an amusing read. In the exposé, Hoggan, president of a public relations firm, details the dishonesty and chicanery of global warming skeptics… . Continue Reading »

What Gallio Didn’t Know
02.11.2010
Gary A. Anderson

The relationship of the Church to the social order has been long and vexed. At the forefront in the modern era has been the relationship of Church to state. After enjoying, for over a millennium, certain supervisory powers, the Church has abandoned any interest in possessing direct power over the state… . Continue Reading »

What Gallio Didn’t Know

The relationship of the Church to the social order has been long and vexed. At the forefront in the modern era has been the relationship of Church to state. After enjoying, for over a millennium, certain supervisory powers, the Church has abandoned any interest in possessing direct power over the state… . Continue Reading »

Journey’s End?

It is a long journey from nineteenth-century nativism to twenty-first-century secularism, but that is precisely the journey that St. Vincent’s Hospital has traveled during more than 150 years of service to Catholic New York. Now that the journey appears to be coming to an end, as the exhausted institution edges closer to closure… . Continue Reading »

A Story of Exile
02.10.2010
Beth Lewis Samuelson

My youngest sister, Katie, was expelled from a women’s Bible study program because her stubborn two-year-old refused to stay in the nursery. After her banishment she shared with me her sense of exile in the land of motherhood… . Continue Reading »

A Story of Exile

My youngest sister, Katie, was expelled from a women’s Bible study program because her stubborn two-year-old refused to stay in the nursery. After her banishment she shared with me her sense of exile in the land of motherhood… . Continue Reading »

The End of Intelligent Design?

It is time to take stock: What has the intelligent design movement achieved? As science, nothing. The goal of science is to increase our understanding of the natural world, and there is not a single phenomenon that we understand better today or are likely to understand better in the future through . . . . Continue Reading »

A Month When We Should Listen to the Ancestors

Life is full of delicious”and sometimes not so delicious”irony. If there is a “white” man in this country who could have been expected to vote for President Barack Obama more than the “white” man who is writing this, it is difficult for me to imagine such… . Continue Reading »

Parliament’s Equality Bill
02.08.2010
Edward T. Oakes

When speaking in terms of employment, what does the word discrimination mean? It is now almost universally admitted in liberal democracies that discrimination according to extraneous categories like skin color is morally wrong, and for that reason in most democracies it is also illegal. But the word is ambiguous… . Continue Reading »

Parliament’s Equality Bill

When speaking in terms of employment, what does the word discrimination mean? It is now almost universally admitted in liberal democracies that discrimination according to extraneous categories like skin color is morally wrong, and for that reason in most democracies it is also illegal. But the word is ambiguous. … Continue Reading

Choosing Tebow

Tim Tebow, the year’s best college football player, is starring in a mildly pro-life advertisement”“Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life,” it concludes”scheduled to air during the Super Bowl this Sunday. And the ruckus over that fact has been one of the strangest things to watch in years… . Continue Reading

What McInerny Saw in Thomas
02.06.2010
Joseph R. Upton

The Catholic intellectual world (and beyond) is no doubt still mourning last week’s passing of Ralph McInerny. McInerny’s death, aside from providing an opportunity to reflect on his own legacy, also invites us to reflect on the body of learning known as Thomism… . Continue Reading »

What McInerny Saw in Thomas

The Catholic intellectual world (and beyond) is no doubt still mourning last week’s passing of Ralph McInerny. McInerny’s death, aside from providing an opportunity to reflect on his own legacy, also invites us to reflect on the body of learning known as Thomism… . Continue Reading »