Carson Holloway

September 4, 2013

John McCain Helps to Kill Parody

Parody is becoming impossible.  Parody ridicules by means of exaggeration, but exaggeration becomes harder and harder as real life becomes more and more extremely ridiculous.  Case […]
September 2, 2013

The President’s Constitutional Incoherence on Syria

On Saturday, President Obama laid out his case for a proper American response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.  The president’s case, however, is […]
September 1, 2013

Perils of the Internet

When serious Catholics think of dangers connected with the internet, they might be apt to think first of things like pornography.  If they know the Catholic moral […]
August 22, 2013

The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Here are a couple of aids to reflection on this aspect of Catholic devotion […]
August 19, 2013

A Debate Among Catholics Over America’s Use of the Atom Bomb

Last week Josh Mercer reminded us of the tension (to put it mildly) between the traditional Catholic understanding of just warfare and America’s decision to use […]
August 13, 2013

Was it Necessary to use the Atomic Bomb?

In a recent post I suggested that we should perhaps pray for the conversion of America, in part as a way of reminding ourselves that being […]
August 9, 2013

Mercy–In Context

One aspect of the recent World Youth Day that has gotten a lot of attention is Pope Francis’s emphasis on mercy, especially in some of his […]
August 6, 2013

Should We Pray for the Conversion of America?

At the request of the pope, Catholics used to pray after Mass for the conversion of Russia–or so we have often heard.  This custom has long […]
August 2, 2013

A Founding Father on Loss, Grief, and Fortitude

We can learn a lot from studying the American founders, not just about politics and law, but also about life.  Of course they had their flaws. […]