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Posts in category “Religion”

The Stillness of Saturday

It’s Saturday—the day of waiting, the day of quiet. The day when …

Posted April 19th, 2014

Hobby Lobby vs. the Order of Justice

A healthy government will carve out space for a just society, not impose one.

Posted March 29th, 2014

The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Played

Every Sunday, the rector of my church appends a brief note of …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Coming Out Catholic: The Movie

“Desire” captures and reveals the wild weirdness within orthodoxy

Posted March 13th, 2014

A Catholic Showdown Worth Watching

The most interesting Roman split is over liberal democracy itself.

Posted February 6th, 2014

How Pope Francis Challenges the Right (and Left)

He reminds what classical conservatism looks like, and liberalism’s roots in it.

Posted January 16th, 2014

How Community Keeps Us Sane

Since the medieval ages, the small town of Geel, Belgium has had …

Posted January 14th, 2014

When Schools Appropriate Religious Education

The separation between church and state is there for the protection of both institutions.

Posted January 9th, 2014

Becoming His Brother’s Keeper

In John Steinbeck’s novel Winter of Our Discontent, businessman Ethan Hawley is …

Posted December 23rd, 2013

Would Someone Just Shut That Pope Up?

The pontiff is no Marxist—he’s a Catholic who knows how economics shapes culture.

Posted December 5th, 2013

Yuval Levin’s Must-Read Primer on America’s Ideological Faultline

The great debate between Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine—and what it means in the Age of Obama.

Posted December 4th, 2013

C.S. Lewis: Scholar to the Common Man

Even 50 years after his passing, he continues to teach us all.

Posted November 23rd, 2013

Searching For a Truly Compassionate Conservatism

No one would deny that American philanthropy is grounded in good motives. …

Posted November 2nd, 2013

What Is Pope Francis Saying to the Right?

In taking aim at reactionaries, he misses the danger on the left.

Posted September 27th, 2013

What Tolstoy Has to Say About Syria

The great writer’s attitudes towards war could teach us a lesson today.

Posted September 10th, 2013

German Children Seized From Parents for Crime of Homeschooling

Teaching your own kids is illegal in Germany, and one family is paying the price.

Posted September 5th, 2013

Egypt Needs a Political Solution, for the Copts and the Brotherhood

Andrew Doran’s article in National Review last week rightly notes the brutality undergone …

Posted August 28th, 2013