Hero in Blue

Few New Yorkers ever have been so admired as police officer Steven McDonald—and not only because he placed himself in the line of fire. McDonald’s recent death from respiratory failure at the age of 59 brought back memories of the painful day that changed his life forever—plunging him into an . . . . Continue Reading »

Green Card Holders in the City of Man

Many commentators on both right and left agree that President Trump’s recent executive order temporarily banning refugee resettlement and immigration from certain countries was an incompetently written and poorly executed snafu. The underlying issues are more contested: To what degree can the . . . . Continue Reading »

Taking Responsibility for the Reformation

This year marks the five hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It is a year of celebration, because the Reformers accomplished what they claimed: They stripped away idolatries that had encrusted and obscured the gospel of grace, and they reformed the Church’s worship and ministry to . . . . Continue Reading »

Peter Says No

Just as Peter was not the dazzling originator of new teaching, his successors have more often served as a brake on innovation than as its impetus. This is as it should be. The Pope serves the Church best by saying “no” to errors and heresies. Continue Reading »