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Saint Pontius - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Yes, Pilate had given the order, but he had washed his hands of it. He was clearly personally opposed to the crucifixion. Politics just demanded that he not impose that view on a crowd which had other ideas.  Read more...

Selling a calling for a mess of pottage - Father Raymond J. de Souza

A federal byelection is not usually cause for bewilderment in Catholic circles, but last week that was exactly the situation in the Montreal suburban riding of Repentigny.   Read more...

Settled Doctrine - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

The term "settled doctrine” comes up among Catholic and other supporters of Obama or over controversies about selecting judges.  Read more...

Social Justice? - Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.

"Social justice" can be a dangerous phrase.   Read more...

Social Leveling: Socialism and Secularism - Hunter Baker

Hunter Baker explains why utopian schemes or social leveling are dangerous to religious believers and warns us to "oppose it as it returns with ever softer and friendlier faces".  Read more...

Some Cold War Truths - George Weigel

On Christmas Day, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev transferred the Soviet nuclear codes to Boris Yeltsin, called President George H.W. Bush to wish him a happy Christmas, and picked up a pen, intending to sign the document that would dissolve the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, created by Lenin seventy-four years before.  Read more...

Statesmanship and its Betrayal - Mark Helprin

Does the private character of a political leader really matter?  Read more...

Subject to the Governor of the Universe: The American Experience and Global Religious Liberty - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

A friend once said – I think shrewdly – that if people want to understand the United States, they need to read two documents. Neither one is the Declaration of Independence. Neither one is the Constitution.   Read more...

Tea Party Must Define Ideas - Father Robert A. Sirico

And so we come to what may be the real deficiency of this popular movement – it has yet to define a set of clear principles that permit it to consistently outline its view of society and the proper role of the state.  Read more...

The 'Right' to Happiness - Rev. James V. Schall, S.J.

We do not have a right to be happy.  The assumption that we do lies behind the utopian turmoil of our times.  Read more...

The Alternative to God - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

That the greatest enemy of the First Great Commandment is the Second Great Commandment seems paradoxical. Yet this divergence lies at the bottom of most civil controversy.  Read more...

The Americans - Gordon Sinclair

On June 5 1973 popular Canadian journalist Gordon Sinclair decided he’d had enough of anti-American criticism that was everywhere at the time and dashed off a two-page editorial defending the USA against its many critics. That piece of caustic journalism has had a life of its own ever since and seems only to grow in stature with time. In light of the recent events, Sinclair’s editorial has been once more making the rounds on the internet. Gordon Sinclair died in 1984, but he will long be remembered as a great friend of America. His article gave voice to a sentiment shared by millions around the world today. God Bless America.  Read more...

The case against Mugabe’s robed nemesis - Father Raymond J. de Souza

It’s a scandal to be sure, but it is not clear exactly of what kind. Perhaps only in the misery that is Zimbabwe could it even happen.  Read more...

The Catholic Church: A global force for good - Ambassador Francis Rooney

In an excerpt from his new book, a former Vatican ambassador writes that scandals that plague the Church must not obscure the immense amount of good it has done, is doing, and always will do.  Read more...

The Catholic Identity Crisis - Father Robert A. Sirico

We have come to the point that the most significant contribution Georgetown or Notre Dame could make to society’s diversity would be to become, once again, Catholic -- and not be embarrassed about it.   Read more...

The Character of George Washington - Richard Brookhiser

I want to talk today about two qualities of George Washington's character.  Read more...

The Christian case for supporting Israel - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Why should Christians care about Israel?  Read more...

The coming Egyptian civil war - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Hosni Mubarak will soon die — or has died — in his bed, albeit as a prisoner in hospital rather than at home. Many of his countrymen will not be so lucky. The military’s seizing of power has set the stage for bloodshed. The Nile will flow red.  Read more...

The Complexity Crisis - Peggy Noonan

We are asking too much of our politicians.  Read more...

The Cultural and Political Impotence of Catholics in Contemporary American Life - Joseph A. Varacalli

The United States of America is fast approaching yet another important referendum in the form of the 2004 national elections that will pit the remnants of America’s Judaic-Christian/natural law heritage against the forces of modern secularism/social constructionism and which will impact on the direction of the present culture war.  Read more...

The Culture Wars Go International - Rev. Richard John Neuhaus

The defenders of judicial activism, properly understood as the judicial usurpation of politics, count on wearing down their critics over time. Robert H. Bork is not easily worn down.   Read more...

The Cybernetics of Liberalism - PETER KREEFT

I have come up with a cybernetic hypothesis about liberalism: It’s a brain disorder, a confusion between right and left hemispheres.  Read more...

The Democrats' New Bob Casey Problem - William McGurn

Someone ought to tell the president and the speaker of the House that they are creating a new Bob Casey problem for their party. And his name is Bart Stupak.  Read more...

The Doctrine of Preemption - George F. Will

We are in a war of terror being waged by people who take ideas with lethal seriousness, and we had better take our own ideas seriously as well.  Read more...

The Enduring Revolution - CHARLES W. COLSON

At the close of this century every religious tradition finds common ground in a common task, that of exposing the deceptions of the modern age.  Read more...


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