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Children and the Public Interconnectedness of Marriage

It is the teaching of the church over centuries that marriage is a union of a man and a woman, a union to extend...

The Soul of Philanthropy

By Mark Michael Back in June, billionaire investor Warren Buffett announced that he was resigning as a trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation....

Common Objects of American Love: Augustine and the Inaugural Address

By Mark Clavier I admit that I occasionally can be a theological curmudgeon. I say this not to boast nor even to excuse myself since I’m...

The 2020 Toilet Paper Roll Ornament

By Abigail Woolley Cutter When I first saw the toilet paper ornament for sale, I smirked. I immediately thought of the nationwide “toilet paper scare”...

After COVID-19: A Brave New World? A Bishop in Confinement Wonders About the Future

President Emmanuel Macron of France, in a speech on March 12, 2020, described what he thinks needs to happen after the epidemic is over : We...

In Search of Cohesion

As much as we would have it be otherwise, we, as Christians, really cannot rely on “nature” to provide an answer to many ethical questions. We are a people united in our belief that our human nature is beloved and capable of union with the divine, but what precisely human nature is, is a truly complicated question.

Pray for the City

How does a vision of a thick civic culture relate first to the policy of allowing for religious tax exemption, and then to the question of whether churches ought to allow their clergy to sign marriage licenses?

A Gregorian corollary to the Benedict Option

It can be far too easy to project onto the Benedict Option a rose-colored nostalgia for a simpler, pre-industrial medieval past: a cozy escape into the world of craft beer and Brother Cadfael.


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