Carson Holloway

December 23, 2015

Star Wars and the Year of Mercy

This is a big year for Catholics: the year of mercy.  It is also a big year for fans of Star Wars.  J.J. Abrams has brought […]
December 23, 2015

A Year of Mercy for Sinners, Great and Small

Here is the text of the translation of the audience at which Pope Francis explains why he has declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy.  All Catholics […]
December 20, 2015

Trump, Immigration, and the Constitution, Part 2

In a recent post I took up the question of the constitutionality of Donald Trump’s proposed temporary halt to Muslim immigration into the United States.  My […]
December 20, 2015

Trump, his Critics, and his Defenders

America has developed a new political ritual, one that has been repeated countless times over the last six months.  It goes like this.  1) Presidential candidate […]
December 16, 2015

The Atlantic on Your ‘Lying’ Nativity Scene

The Atlantic website has a piece by Jonathan Merritt gravely informing us all that “Your Christmas Nativity Scene is a Lie.”  Well, that’s a pretty serious […]
December 15, 2015

Trump, Immigration, and the Constitution

Once again, Donald Trump has set off an explosion of public argument–this time over his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country until, […]
November 25, 2015

Whither Trump?

One of the most interesting and talked about questions in the early part of the 2016 presidential race has been: what will happen with Donald Trump? […]
November 25, 2015

Could America Survive Without Religion?

Could America survive without religion?  This is the question posed by Catholic philosopher and lawyer Robert George at Public Discourse. That this question can even be […]
November 23, 2015

Abby Johnson’s Pro-Life Conversion

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a public lecture by Abby Johnson.  Abby’s story is pretty remarkable, for a couple of […]