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The Roberts Opinion - George Weigel

A "deeper meaning"?  Read more...

The Secularism of the West - Richard John Neuhaus

We have all heard it said that the war on terrorism pits liberal democracy against religious fanaticism. There is a measure of truth in that. Others say the conflict is between a secular understanding of society and a society defined by religiously based morality. That, I suggest, is both untrue and dangerous.  Read more...

The Secularization of the Supreme Court - James Hitchcock

American courts are taking a steadily more suspicious attitude toward religious interests, and the trend is likely to continue unless Catholics and their allies take a keen interest in future judicial appointments.  Read more...

The Ten Commandments Controversy - Michael Novak

On August 27 of this year, under the direction of U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson, a small monument (not even four feet high) of the Ten Commandments was removed from the back end of the towering rotunda in the Alabama state courthouse.  Read more...

The Trouble with Loyalty - Peggy Noonan

In politics, ideas are more important than people — or at least they should be.  Read more...

The Truths They Held: The Christian and Natural Law Background to the Ameri - ROBERT R. REILLY

The American Constitution embodies, and is only comprehensible, in light of Christian and (pre-modern) natural law assumptions.  Read more...

The Tyrant - Father James V. Schall, S.J.

The tyrant is always among the most important figures to understand.   Read more...

The Virtue of Leadership - DONALD DEMARCO

A leadership vacuum exists in our culture.   Read more...

The Vocation of Christians in American Public Life - Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Precisely fifty years after the memorable speech that John F. Kennedy gave to the Protestant pastors of Houston in order to convince them and the entire nation that as a Catholic he could be a good president, the archbishop of Denver, Charles J. Chaput, has returned to the scene of the crime, in Houston, for a Baptist conference on the role of Christians in public life.  Read more...

The War Against Jihadism - George Weigel

Why can't we call the enemy by its name?   Read more...

The wrong side of the fence - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The new Israeli government elected on Tuesday is expected to embrace unilateral disengagement — to separate, metaphorically and literally, Israelis and Palestinians.  Read more...

There Is No Catholic Vote - Joseph Bottum

But on social policy, everyone now speaks Catholic.  Read more...

There Is Power in Religious Language - Terry Mattingly

White House scribe Michael Gerson's telephone rang with a vengeance after the 2003 State of the Union address and its claim that there is "power, wonder-working power, in the goodness and idealism and faith of the American people."  Read more...

There's always hope - George J. Marlin

The Bible is as relevant today as at any point in its 400 year history, according to British Prime Minister David Cameron.   Read more...

Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State - John W. Whitehead and Casey Mattox

In his latest book, "Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State", Daniel Dreisbach exposes the history of the wall metaphor and argues that the wall is rooted in anti-Catholicism and the fear of religious influence on public life.  Read more...

Thomas Jefferson's Wall of Separation - Daniel L. Dreisbach

Two hundred years ago this New Year's Day, Thomas Jefferson penned a letter to a Baptist association in Danbury, Connecticut in which he said the First Amendment built "a wall of separation between church and state."  Read more...

Totaled Utopia - Thomas C. Reeves

For the utopian, heaven on earth seems only a leader or an idea away, but, alas, there is always some sort of religious or reactionary obstacle to overcome.   Read more...

Trading the Gospel for the fads of politics - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Two of the world’s most famous clergymen marked birthdays this past week — Archbishop Desmond Tutu turned 75 on Saturday, and the Reverend Jesse Jackson turned 65 the day after.  Read more...

UN Globalization Efforts Progress - Mary Jo Anderson

Mary Jo Anderson urges us not to be fooled by UN manipulation of religious traditions for its own destructive ends.  Read more...

Ungodly Ways: The Dark Side of the European Union - Mary Jo Anderson

The EU is the single best hope in reviving the plummeting European economy. Unfortunately, it may do so at the expense of Catholicism. Mary Jo Anderson looks at why the EU has become the Church’s greatest enemy in Europe.   Read more...

Unprepared for spiritual battle - Father George William Rutler

In February of 1943, the ill-prepared United States Army II Corps valiantly fought against the German-Italian Panzer Army at the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia but had to retreat.   Read more...

Up or Down - Charles Colson

Never before in American history have judges been filibustered.   Read more...

Vaclav Havel's Dissident Criticism - Peter Augustine Lawler

The most powerful, courageous, penetrating, and eloquent dissident opponents of Communist tyranny were Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and the Czech philosopher-playright-president Vaclav Havel (1936-December 18, 2011).   Read more...

Views on Islam - Benazir Bhutto & David F. Forte

Does the radical form of Islam behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, represent true Islam? or is it an aberration? Is Islamic doctrine compatible with religious pluralism and constitutional democracy? How are we to think of Islam in the context of the war against terrorism? The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto and David F. Forte respond.  Read more...

Voting Pro-Life - Grace D. MacKinnon

Dear Grace: In this election, many candidates seek our support. As Catholics, how can we support politicians who mix their stands and thus make it difficult to determine whether thay truly represent our beliefs as Catholics? Should we vote? And is it a mortal sin to vote for a candidate who is pro-choice when his opponent is pro-life?  Read more...


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